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Libby man, 62, faces sexual molestation charges

by Western News
| August 13, 2009 12:00 AM

A 62-year-old Libby man is awaiting arraignment in district court for allegedly molesting several pre-pubescent children over a span of nearly two decades.

Eric “Rick” Vogel was arrested two weeks ago on five felony charges each of sexual intercourse without consent, sexual assault and incest.

A social worker alerted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office last month that she received reports of sexual molestation, according to an officer affidavit filed in justice court.

A detective interviewed the alleged victims and then Vogel, who confirmed that he abused the children over a span of years.

Each of the 15 charges holds a maximum penalty of 100 years in prison and/or $50,000 in fines.