An arrest warrant is being issued for Kimberly Elvera Feigert, the Helena woman accused of intentionally delivering children to a child rapist, after she failed to appear in court Thursday.
Feigert was arrested in January 2017 after allegedly bringing a young girl to the Helena building where convicted rapist Andrew Douglas Paige was receiving sex offender treatment, knowing he would rape the girl in a bathroom. The allegations came to light after investigators found photos of the child in the bathroom on Paige's phone, court documents state.
Court documents say Paige and Feigert talked about the alleged molestation in recorded phone calls he made from jail, and she said the girl "would not tell." Feigert was later accused of taking and distributing sexual photographs of a girl under age 10.
She is being charged with multiple counts of accountability to sexual intercourse without consent and sexual abuse of children.
Feigert failed to appear for a status conference Thursday afternoon in Judge Kathy Seeley's courtroom. Her lawyer said she had not been in contact with him yet, and might not have known about the hearing.
Judge Seeley said that even if she had changed her address and did not know about the hearing, the fact that she had not informed the court was an issue in itself.
"This is ridiculous," Seeley said.
County Attorney Leo Gallagher has requested a warrant for Feigert's arrest, which Seeley confirmed she was signing.