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By Tim Leeds 

Rape defendant misses first court date

Warrant still out, officers unable to locate defendant


A Plentywood man still has a warrant out on his arrest on $50,000 bond after law enforcement were unable to find him to bring him to his first appearance on a charge of rape.

Kevin J. Kavon was charged May 20 with sexual intercourse without consent.

He was not present at state District Court in Havre Monday for his arraignment, with attorneys saying officers have not been able to serve him with the arrest warrant.

Kavon was charged after emergency room personnel from Northern Montana Hospital contacted law enforcement Nov. 16 to report a possible rape.

The woman who said she had been raped told officers that Kavon had come from Plentywood to visit her in Havre, a charging document says. She said that while they were watching movies, he offered her methamphetamine, which she declined. He smoked some meth, the woman said.

She said she fell asleep, and when she awoke Kavon was having sex with her. She said he was pinning her down and choking her throat while it occurred, and that it lasted about a half an hour, the document says.

He then left, she said, and when the person who has medical power of attorney for her called later, she said she had been raped and was taken to the hospital.

According to the document, Kavon told Sheridan County law enforcement officials Dec. 1 that he had not smoked meth, and that he and the alleged victim had consensual sex, although he denied her claim that he had anal sex with her.

Kavon refused to take a drug test, the document says.

The Montana State Crime Lab later performed tests which confirmed Kavon’s DNA was on samples, including a rectal swab, the document says.


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