Stinson denied bail reduction in rape case

GREAT FALLS- A man who was charged with sexual intercourse without consent was denied a bail reduction on Wednesday.

Khalil Cornel Stinson’s bail will remain at $50,000.

The defense asked for the 21-year-old Stinson to be released on his own recognizance due to his lack of criminal history.

According to the state, due to the seriousness of the case, the $50,000 bail was appropriate.

Stinson is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in October.

The state argued that third-party witnesses provide strong evidence for the state’s case.

Judge John Kutzman expressed concern about the seriousness of the case and protecting the community. He also considered whether Stinson is a flight risk.

He denied the motion to reduce the bail due to those factors.

Stinson has pleaded not guilty to the charge.