Former Missoula teacher pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Zoe Buchli

A former Missoula County Public Schools teacher and coach pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges of raping one of his students a decade ago.

Jordan K. Graves was arraigned in Missoula County District Court on one count of sexual assault involving a minor and one count of sexual intercourse without consent, both felonies. If convicted of the most serious offense, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 100 years or life in prison.

The survivor, who was 15 years old at the time of the assault, reported the incident to Missoula police in August. Charges were officially filed on Dec. 16.

Court documents do not say which Missoula high school Graves worked for. MCPS confirmed in December that Graves formerly worked for the district but did not say for which school.

The woman told police she met Graves during her freshman year of high school, which began in the fall of 2010, when she was 15. Graves was student-teaching her gym class at the time, charging documents said. He was born in 1988 and was either 21 or 22 at the time.

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