24 year-old Brett Beierle is in the Missoula County Jail on $25,000 bond for allegedly raping an acquaintance in 2017.

Beierle appeared in Missoula Justice Court via video from the county jail on Thursday before Judge Landee Holloway. Deputy Missoula County Attorney Mehgann Paddock spoke for the state.

“The defendant had nonconsensual sex with the victim who was an acquaintance in November of 2017,” said Paddock. “He denied having sexual intercourse which was refuted by the presence of his DNA inside the female victim’s body. He is also alleged to have messaged the victim afterwards saying sometimes he cannot take no for an answer.”

Paddock outlined the defendant’s criminal history.

“He has a significant criminal history including a burglary conviction, and we also believe he is a DOC (Department of Corrections) parolee, so he will likely be staying in jail on that anyway for attempted burglary and criminal mischief,” she said. “As far as conditions for release, we request that he be directed to appear in court, remain in contact, and obey all laws. We would also ask that the court impose GPS monitoring on him, and that he be ordered to have no contact with the victim whatsoever.”

Judge Holloway continued bail at $25,000 and imposed all the conditions requested by the state. He will appear again on April 12.