(HELENA) An 18-year old Helena man is charged with four counts of rape for allegedly having sex with two teenage girls.

Cody James Thompson was arraigned Wednesday morning in District Court on four counts of sexual intercourse without consent and two counts of witness tampering.

Prosecutors said Thompson had sex twice with a 14-year old in May of 2015.

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He is also accused of having sex with a 12-year old girl on two different occasions this June.

Charging documents said Thompson twice told the 12-year old in a threatening manner – not to tell anyone.

If convicted on all four of the rape charges, Thompson faces a maximum of 400-years in prison.

The trial in the case is scheduled for January 24.


Reporter: Dennis Carlson