Former Montana football player, convicted of rape, moved to boot camp program

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MISSOULA, Montana — A former University of Montana football player who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for raping an acquaintance in 2010 has been moved to the state's boot camp program.

KECI-TV reports ( ) Wednesday's move was part of an agreement the state Board of Pardons and Parole made with Beau Donaldson after his first parole hearing in May.

The parole board denied his request for parole, but recommended him for the 100-day boot camp program. If he is successful, he can go to a four-month aftercare program in Billings and return to the parole board to request a parole plan. The board noted he had successfully completed sexual offender and substance abuse treatment programs at the Montana State Prison.

Donaldson was sentenced in 2013 to 30 years in prison with 20 suspended.

This story has been corrected to show Donaldson would go to a pre-release program in Billings instead of Great Falls.

Information from: KECI-TV,

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