A 36-year-old man was charged Monday with the rape of a 22-year-old Billings woman.
Shadrick Macho Chippewa appeared before Judge G. Todd Baugh by video from the county jail and pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent.
Chippewa also denied a misdemeanor charge of obstructing on an allegation that he gave a false date of birth and address to officers when first questioned.
Baugh set bond at $50,000 after a prosecutors said Chippewa has a criminal record that includes misdemeanor convictions for assault, theft and DUI.
According to court records, a 22-year-old woman told police on Jan. 8 that she had been raped by Chippewa at a residence on Ninth Street West.
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The night before, the woman said, she had been drinking with two friends and Chippewa, who was the brother of one of her friends. She and one of her friends went to sleep in the basement on a couch and a mattress, she said.
During the night, she said, she awoke to find Chippewa on top of her. The woman said she told Chippewa to stop, and he responded by telling her to be quiet before raping her, court records state.
The woman said that after the rape Chippewa brandished a knife and told her not to tell anyone what happened.
The woman said she left the residence, drove to her apartment and called police.