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Former employee of Missoula County Public Schools charged with raping a student

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 14:48:24-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula Police Department is asking for help in the investigation of a former Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) employee accused of raping a student in 2011.

Earlier this year an anonymous woman reported a 10-year-old sexual assault to the Missoula Police Department; former MCPS employee Jordan Graves has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault.

"We're looking for any additional witnesses or potential victims that could come forward," said MPD Detective Lieutenant Eddie McLean.

According to charging documents, in 2011 Graves was employed by MCPS, first as a student teacher, then a substitute teacher and coach for "several" high school sports teams.

A victim identified as "Jane Doe" reported the alleged sexual assault to the Missoula Police Department in August 2021.

She told detectives she met Graves during her freshman year in the fall of 2010 when she was 15 years old. She told police Graves was student-teaching in her gym class.

Doe recalled Graves sending her messages, driving by her house, and being sexually "forceful."

When interviewed by police, court documents allege Graves admitted sexual relationships with at least three other students.

"I know at times there are people that are reluctant to come forward when we have reports of incidents like this. There are other services that we can refer people to if they just request counseling," Lt. McLean said.

"We don't want to leave any rock unturned, we don't want to avoid the possibility that there are other victims, our hope is that somebody will come forward and speak to Detective Brueckner if they have been a victim of an offense."

MPD is asking anyone who witnessed Graves’ behavior to contact Detective Connie Brueckner at (406) 552-6286 or bruecknerc@ci.missoula.mt.us.

Graves is expected to appear in Missoula County District Court in January 2022.

Click here to read the charging documents (PDF).