MISSOULA (AP) — A Montana man who pleaded guilty to rape released an expletive-filled tirade when the judge sentenced him to 70 years in prison — 60 more than his plea agreement recommended.
Jason Lenoir, 21, was accused of breaking into his former girlfriend’s house and raping her while she was passed out from drinking.
He pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent during his trial last August when it became clear the woman would testify.
Prosecutors said they’d recommend a 10-year sentence, but Lenoir couldn’t withdraw his plea if the judge gave him a longer sentence.
Retired District Judge James Wheelis sentenced Lenoir in Missoula on Monday.
Prosecutors say Lenoir told investigators he didn’t think he raped the woman because they had dated previously.
Lenoir faces trial in September on a charge of assaulting a detention officer.