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Conviction upheld for Missoula rapist

By Emily Adamson, KECI Reporter, eadamson@keci.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:18:39 PM MST
Updated On: Nov 14 2013 04:44:32 PM MST
JOSHUA PELTIER
MISSOULA, Mont. -

The Montana Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Missoula man found guilty of rape.

In January 2012, a jury found Joshua Jeremy Peltier guilty of raping one Missoula woman and sexually assaulting another in 2010.

Missoula County District Court Judge John Larson handed down a 100 year prison sentence without the option of parole to the then 21-year-old.

Last month Peltier filed an appeal for the conviction, claiming the jury wasn't given adequate instructions.

Wednesday, the Montana Supreme Court ruled to uphold the conviction.

Click here to read the court's decision.