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Helena High student charged with rape

By Associated Press
Published On: Feb 22 2013 01:03:53 PM MST
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HELENA, Mont. -

A Helena High School student is charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in a school hallway on Valentine's Day.

18-year-old William R. Biggs appeared in Justice Court Tuesday on a charge of sexual intercourse without consent.
    
Prosecutors say the alleged rape took place in the school's "art hallway" between 3:30 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 14.
    
Court records say Biggs told a detective that he did something stupid and regretted it and that he had apologized to the girl.
    
Biggs posted a $50,000 bond. Justice of the Peace Mike Swingley told him to stay away from any place where children 16 and under congregate and to obtain a mental health evaluation.
    
Principal Steve Thennis says the school will determine any discipline after reviewing the police report.