Man gets five-year sentence for raping underage girl
A Missoula judge sentenced a man Tuesday for raping a 14-year-old girl.
Missoula County District Court Judge Karen Townsend sentenced 24-year-old Cody Raymond Downey to 25 years with 20 suspended. Downey will serve the five-year sentence with the Department of Corrections.
He was arrested last year when prosecutors say the underage victim skipped school to meet Downey who attacked her under the Orange Street Bridge.
In addition to time with the DOC, Downey will also be responsible for the victim's medical bills which are estimated to top $20,000.