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UM student denies rape charge

 

March 14, 2014



MISSOULA (AP) — A University of Montana student has denied charges he raped a fellow student in her dorm room in mid-February.

KECI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1cYJkmx) 18-year-old Timothy Eugene Schwartz of Bozeman pleaded not guilty Thursday to sexual intercourse without consent.

The woman told police that Schwartz had been among a group of students who were in her dorm room drinking alcohol. Court records said when people started leaving Schwartz refused to go. Court records say the woman said she pretended to fall asleep and felt "uneasy" with Schwartz in her room. She said he was initially on the floor, but then got into her bed and raped her.

Schwartz also faces burglary charges in Gallatin County for break-ins at two businesses at the Bridger Bowl ski area in early December.

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