Helena man accused of rape

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A 28-year-old Helena man is accused of raping a woman in a hotel room nearly two years ago.

Dustin Ray Jinkinson is charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent. He was being held on $10,000 bail and was not listed on the jail roster Thursday.

On June 23, 2019, Helena Police Department officer Alex Schwier was dispatched to the Law and Justice Center for reports of a sex crime. A woman told Schwier that in the early morning hours she had been sexually assaulted by Jinkinson, authorities said.

The woman said she had been downtown with her two sisters and a friend when they bumped into the defendant at a bar in Helena. The defendant was a friend from grade school and they invited him to return to a local hotel with them, officials said. According to the woman, she fell asleep soon after they arrived. She reportedly woke up to her pants undone and the “whole area was wet” around her. The defendant was reportedly standing over her and asked if she wanted some water.

Court documents state the woman was very uncomfortable and wanted her sister. Her sister came back into the room and laid down next to her

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