Billings man charged with child sex abuse in Washington

A Billings man already facing local charges alleging sexual abuse has been charged in Washington State with multiple child sex abuse felonies.

Aaron Joseph Drake was already facing child sex abuse accusations when he was arrested on a $500,000 warrant out of Washington State for similar charges September 24, 2023. 

Image courtesy of Yellowstone County Detention Facility

Aaron Joseph Drake was booked into Yellowstone County Detention Facility on Sunday following his arrest on a $500,000 warrant. Drake and his brother, Brian Matthew Drake, have been charged in Whatcom County Superior Court with child rape along with several other child sex abuse crimes, according to reporting from the Bellingham Herald.

At the time the Washington State charges were filed, Aaron Drake was awaiting trial in a case that began in Yellowstone County last year. In July 2022, according to court records, Drake pleaded not guilty in Yellowstone County to sexual intercourse without consent. Drake allegedly molested a child, with the allegations following an investigation into accusations of Drake threatening to shoot another child at his home in Billings.

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