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A Helena man was sentenced to 130 years in the Montana State Prison for raping 8-year-old girls. 

Wallis Dean Sinz was convicted of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent and three counts of sexual assault. Judge Kathy Seeley sentenced Sinz to 100 years in the Montana State Prison with 50 years suspended for both counts of sexual intercourse without consent and 10 years each for each sexual assault charge, for a total of 230 years before the suspensions. 

During forensic interviews, the 8-year-old victims reportedly described multiple occasions when Sinz touched their genitals. He is also accused of having sexual intercourse with one of the victims during a camping trip, according to an affidavit filed by investigators.

Seeley determined that the sentences for sexual intercourse without consent will run consecutively and the sexual assault sentences, while running concurrent to each other, will be served after the sexual intercourse charges. Sinz will also be designated a level two sex offender.

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Sinz is not eligible for parole for 30 years, according to Montana statutes governing parole. He was granted credit for the upwards of 500 days he has already served in jail.

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Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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