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Goodell will be tried in District Court on rape charges

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GREAT FALLS -

Bradley John Goodell of Great Falls, charged with sexual intercourse without consent, was in court on Thursday for a transfer hearing.

In December, Goodell pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

Counts three and four of the charges were for incidents that allegedly happened before Goodell was 18 years old, and could be transferred to Juvenile Court.

The prosecution argued that since all four charges are the same they should all be tried in District Court.

The defense said that when charge number three took place, Goodell was only 17, and for charge four, he was only 16.

He asked that Judge Thomas McKittrick consider his age on charge four before deciding which court the charges would be tried in. 

Judge McKittrick ruled that all charges against Goodell will be tried in District Court.

PREVIOUSLY: Goodell is facing additional rape charges in Great Falls


(AUGUST 15, 2016) Bradley John Goodell has been charged with rape in Great Falls. The incident reportedly happened at Goodell's house sometime between 10 p.m. on August 10th and the morning of August 11th.

The alleged victim told authorities that she blacked-out after drinking alcohol and leaving a bowling alley in Great Falls. She said that she woke up in her own home the next day, but did not know how she got there, and said that she felt "sore in her lower region."

The woman later learned that she had been in Goodell's bedroom, and said that she did not and never would consent to any sexual relations with Goodell.

Several other people at Goodell's house when the alleged rape happened told police that they tried to get in to the bedroom, but the door had been barricaded from the inside by a futon.

The next day, the woman spoke to Goodell on the phone; court documents say that Goodell told her the sex was "rough," and confirmed that he had indeed barricaded the door shut with a futon. The woman then reportedly told Goodell that she had not consented to sex, and he then apologized and asked that they drop the issue.

A sexual-assault exam was conducted at Benefis Health System, which documented vaginal injuries. Court documents state that Goodell has no criminal history, but also allege that "...it appears the Defendant has a habit of raping incapacitated young women."

Prosecutors requested that bond for Goodell be set at $50,000.

Goodell is charged with one felony count of sexual intercourse without consent.

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