A former member of the Hamilton City Council has been sentenced to seven years in prison for molesting three young girls.
Robert Benson Scott, who is 70, pleaded guilty in May to three felony counts of sexual assault as part of a plea agreement that recommended a 30-year sentence with the Department of Corrections with 25 suspended.
The Ravalli Republic reports District Judge Loren Tucker sentenced Scott on Tuesday to 27 years in prison with 20 suspended for sexually assaulting a young girl between 2007 and 2009. The girl, now 11, said Scott assaulted her once while "playing doctor" and on several other occasions.
Tucker followed the plea agreement in sentencing Scott for the June 2012 assaults on two girls, ages 5 and 7, in a tree house at Scott's residence.