State v. Pulst, 2015 MT 184 (June 30, 2015) (Wheat, J.) (5-0, aff’d & rev’d)
Issue: (1) Whether trial court abused its discretion by admitting evidence of uncharged sexual assault; (2) whether trial court abused its discretion by excluding evidence that victim’s mother observed and photographed bruises on victim several years after sexual assaults; and (3) whether trial court’s written sentence conformed to oral sentence.
Short Answer: (1) No; (2) no; and (3) no, requiring remand for correction.
Affirmed in part and reversed in part
Facts: AB, born in 1988, frequently visited family in Chester when she was a child. Pulst, AB’s uncle, would take AB on drives between the time she was 7 and 11 years old, and sexually assault her.…