Missoula Man Charged With Rape That Allegedly Occurred in August – Bail Set at $50,000 [WATCH]
32 year-old Matthew Smith appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Wednesday, charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent after an incident that allegedly occurred in August at the victim's residence.
According to court documents, Smith and the victim had a relationship that had ended. On August 22, Smith came to her residence saying he wanted to talk. She said that Smith pushed her back into her residence and into the bathroom where he raped her.
She said he later apologized and left.
Smith was interviewed by Missoula police on October 20 and confessed that he had sexual intercourse with the victim knowing that she did not want to have sex with him.
At Smith's court appearance, Chief Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jason Marks asked Judge Marie Anderson for $75,000 bail, due to the serious nature of the crime. The public defender informed the judge that Smith had no prior criminal history, was a combat veteran and had a steady job in a Missoula bakery. Judge Anderson set bail at $50,000.
Smith's next court appearance will be November 4.