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Stinson sentenced for sexually assaulting teenager

Posted at 2:32 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 18:40:48-05

GREAT FALLS – Khalil Cornel Stinson will serve eight years in the Montana State Prison for sexually assaulting a Great Falls teenager.

Police officers were called to a party in October of 2017, which reportedly involved juveniles and alcohol. Some juveniles at the party reported that an adult man, identified as Stinson, was having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Police said the girl was highly intoxicated and did not remember the incident. Stinson later admitted to police that he knew the girl was drunk and also knew her age.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended. He will receive credit for 437 days served in jail and has been designated a Tier 2 sex offender.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News

NOTE: “Sexual intercourse without consent” is the legal term in Montana for what is commonly referred to as rape, according to Montana Code.

(October 11, 2017)

Khalil Cornel Stinson has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent (felony), and Nicole Robinson Downs has been charged with tampering with evidence (felony), obstructing justice (felony), and endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor).

Police officers were called to a party at a residence on the 200 block of 19th Avenue NW at 4:19 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th, which reportedly involved juveniles and alcohol.

Court documents allege that the owner of the home, Nicole Downs, knew of the party and was drinking with the juveniles.

Some of the juveniles went upstairs at one point and told Downs and her boyfriend that an adult man at the party was having sex with a 14-year old girl (identified as Doe in court documents) in one of the downstairs bedrooms. The adult man was later identified as Stinson, who is 21 years old. Doe was reportedly “highly intoxicated.”

Downs’ boyfriend went downstairs and forced entry into the locked bedroom, where he saw Stinson having sex with Doe. Court documents state that Stinson was “chased out of the residence” at that point, and later arrested nearby.

The victim was taken to an emergency department, but told officers that she could not remember what happened. Court documents note that she was still intoxicated at the emergency department.

Two witnesses at the party told officers that they saw Stinson having sex with Doe, and heard sounds “consistent with sexual intercourse” within the room.

When he was interviewed, Stinson initially denied having sex with Doe, but eventually admitted that did, and also admitted that he knew she was 14 years old, and knew that she was drunk.

Court documents note that Stinson has charges in Michigan for possession of cocaine, heroin, or another narcotic. Prosecutors requested that bond for Stinson be set at $50,000.

Downs, 37 years old, reportedly refused to let officers inside her home initially, stating that she hates cops and did not want to talk.

Court documents allege that Downs answered the door holding a Coors Light and told two officers, “I don’t play games. I don’t talk to cops,” and then slammed the door.

Court documents note that Downs is not the guardian of the victim in this case.

Prosecutors requested that bond for Downs be set at $10,000, noting that she has no known criminal history.