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Great Falls man facing sexual intercourse without consent charge

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 18:29:57-05
Courtesy: Cascade County Detention Center

A Great Falls man is facing charges following a report that he had sexually assaulted a woman.

Robert Joseph Pippin Jr., 49, has been charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent after Great Falls police were dispatched to a residence on January 15.

Court documents state a woman had invited Pippin over her residence to visit. Both the woman and Pippin were drinking when she became tired and went to bed.

Approximately an hour later, Pippin joined her and the woman woke to him having intercourse with her, according to court documents.

The woman told the officer she tried to tell Pippin “no,” but he would not listen. She said she tried resisting, but he would not stop and she punched him after he tried to strangle her, according to court documents. Once Pippin left, the woman went to a neighbor’s home to call 911.

Court documents state that when questioned, Pippin refused to make a statement, but made several spontaneous remarks such as, “She set me up,” “I’m going to have her arrested,” and “I just woke up, went to have a cigarette, then cops showed up.”

The officer noted a small laceration near Pippin’s left eyebrow, which appeared very fresh. Search warrants for Pippin’s person and residence were ordered. Pippin later remarked he did not know how he got the cut on his head, according to court documents.

Prosecutors requested bond be set at $25,000 due to Pippin being a multi-state offender with charges in Montana, California, and Colorado.