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The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect charged with sexual intercourse without consent involving a child.

Mitchell Scott Patterson has a $100,000 warrant for his arrest for “maintaining an ongoing sexual relationship” with a minor, according to a Friday news release from the sheriff’s office. The release said Patterson has ties to Bozeman, Great Falls, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Oakes, North Dakota.

Patterson drives a 2002 gold Ford Taurus with “moderate front-end damage” and Montana license plate 222831B.

If citizens find Patterson or his vehicle, they can call 911 to report. The release stated citizens should not approach him.

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