Man denies kidnapping, sexually assaulting young Fort Peck girl
POPLAR - The Wolf Point man who is accused of kidnapping a Poplar girl from a playground and sexually abusing her denied the charges in U.S. District Court in Great Falls on Thursday.
John Lieba, 20, pleaded not guilty to the charges of kidnapping a minor, aggravated sexual abuse, and assault. Lieba was first charged in March in Fort Peck Tribal Court with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child, and attempted murder.
According to court documents, Lieba kidnapped a 4-year-old girl from a park on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in February.