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By Tim Leeds 

Alexander charged with raping woman at New Year’s Eve party

 


Alexander charged with raping woman at New Year's Eve party

Defendant accused of having sex with unconscious woman

Tim Leeds

A Box Elder man was in the Hill County jail this morning on $20,000 bond, charged with a felony count of sexual intercourse without consent.

Nelson T. Alexander, born in 1965, was accused of, on at least two occasions, having sex with a woman who had passed out after a night of drinking in celebration of New Year's Eve.

In state District Court, Alexander pleaded not guilty to the charge, and a misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault. Judge Daniel Boucher scheduled an omnibus hearing, which usually includes scheduling a trial, for Monday, Feb. 7.

Alexander's attorney said in a hearing Thursday that an agreement to release him on his own recognizance was being worked out.

Alexander also is being held on $200 bond on a count of contempt from the Chippewa Cree Tribal Court at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

Officers responded to a call at 12:16 p. m. Jan. 1 from a Havre hotel in which the caller reported a woman had been raped, the charging document says.

The caller told the officers that he and another man and two women had been sharing a hotel room while celebrating New Year's Eve. During the night, the other man had started hitting and pinching one of the women, the document says.

The woman and the two witnesses told the officers that at one point, Alexander had choked her, to the point where she felt as if she were about to pass out.

The man who called the officers said that later, the woman had passed out after a night of drinking, and he saw Alexander on top of her, having sex. He pulled Alexander off of the woman, he told the officers.

He later saw Alexander on top of the woman again, and pulled him off again, he said.

After he pulled Alexander off the second time, a fight broke out between them, the man told the officers. He then left the room and called the police.

The alleged victim told officers that she had had consensual sex with Alexander at one point, but did not recall, or have the ability to consent to, any other sexual encounter due to her intoxication.

The two witnesses told the officers that they believed the alleged victim did not have the capability to consent to sex during the reported encounters.

A Box Elder man was in the Hill County jail this morning on $20,000 bond, charged with a felony count of sexual intercourse without consent.

Nelson T. Alexander, born in 1965, was accused of, on at least two occasions, having sex with a woman who had passed out after a night of drinking in celebration of New Year's Eve.

In state District Court, Alexander pleaded not guilty to the charge, and a misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault. Judge Daniel Boucher scheduled an omnibus hearing, which usually includes scheduling a trial, for Monday, Feb. 7.

Alexander's attorney said in a hearing Thursday that an agreement to release him on his own recognizance was being worked out.

Alexander also is being held on $200 bond on a count of contempt from the Chippewa Cree Tribal Court at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

Officers responded to a call at 12:16 p. m. Jan. 1 from a Havre hotel in which the caller reported a woman had been raped, the charging document says.

The caller told the officers that he and another man and two women had been sharing a hotel room while celebrating New Year's Eve. During the night, the other man had started hitting and pinching one of the women, the document says.

The woman and the two witnesses told the officers that at one point, Alexander had choked her, to the point where she felt as if she were about to pass out.

The man who called the officers said that later, the woman had passed out after a night of drinking, and he saw Alexander on top of her, having sex. He pulled Alexander off of the woman, he told the officers.

He later saw Alexander on top of the woman again, and pulled him off again, he said.

After he pulled Alexander off the second time, a fight broke out between them, the man told the officers. He then left the room and called the police.

The alleged victim told officers that she had had consensual sex with Alexander at one point, but did not recall, or have the ability to consent to, any other sexual encounter due to her intoxication.

The two witnesses told the officers that they believed the alleged victim did not have the capability to consent to sex during the reported encounters.

 

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