Bill Montag, father of infamous reality television star Heidi, has been arrested on extremely serious charges of child abuse and incest. The man was picked up by Aspen authorities tonight, and is currently being held in custody at a jailing facility in Arapahoe County.
The arrest affidavit consists of 29 pages of extremely graphic detail regarding the alleged abuse in question, which is said to have been inflicted on an unnamed female (the identity of the girl is being withheld in order to better protect her and her family) from the time that she was 13 years of age until 17 (the documents state that the time frame was between 1993-1998). The inappropriate conduct being referenced reportedly began with the father and his family lived in San Francisco, and is said to have continued even after they made the move to Centennial. The number of times the reported abuse occurred is written as a staggering amount; the victim who filed the documents says she was forced into said situation on at least 50 separate occasions, despite her protest in what was going on. The final incident was said to have ended in her screaming at Montag to leave her bedroom immediately as what he wanted was in no way going to occur, and he reportedly replied that he thought that was her wish as well and that he was under the impression she “loved him” the same way that he did her. After that encounter, Montag is not said to have attempted any further advances towards the girl.
As to why there was such a large span of time between the alleged abuse and the victim coming forward, the woman does not provide much information other than to say that she felt it was the right thing to do in order to protect other females from potentially being subjected to the same kind of traumatization at Montag’s hands. The statute of limitations on the matter reportedly states that the man can only be charged that occurred before the victim became of legal consent age, these charges referring to the statutory rape implications should these allegations be true. All of the other charges still stand regardless, given the details of the situation.
Questions are being raised as to whether or not Montag’s daughters Heidi and Holly were possibly subjected to the same abuse during their childhood/teenage years, but reports are stating that there is absolute no evidence at this current time supporting such a theory. In fact, sources close to Heidi and her husband Spencer Pratt have given the statement that they do not for one second believe this accuser, an individual whom they say the family is extremely familiar with and who is reportedly out to destroy the family. The former reality television star says that she believes her father will be exonerated of the charges in question, and that she has no doubt that he is 100 percent not guilty in the slightest regarding the allegations the alleged victim has made against him.
Bill Montag is currently still in custody after being arrested for both child abuse and incest charges tonight in Aspen, Colorado. More information on the matter has yet to be revealed.
By Rebecca Grace