A 48-year-old man faces a series of charges for allegedly groping teen girls at the Mountain Line bus depot downtown.
Timothy Gene Quigg made his initial appearance Friday in Missoula County Justice Court on a felony count of sexual assault, as well as two misdemeanor sexual assault charges and misdemeanor assault.
Officers were called to the Mountain Line depot Wednesday after receiving a report that a man was groping a group of teenagers. One of the girls said the man allegedly asked to see her hand, then tried to push it down his pants. A 14-year-old girl said the man repeatedly told her she was “hot” and touched her hair, telling her to grow it out. Two other teens said he had grabbed and spanked their buttocks.
Quigg, who lives at the Poverello Center, was arrested Thursday when it was reported that the man was at the depot again. In an interview with police, Quigg allegedly said he was blackout drunk and didn’t remember anything.
In court Friday, deputy county attorney Brittany Santorno requested a $50,000 bail for Quigg, citing four prior felony convictions from Billings. Justice of the Peace Marie Andersen set the bail amount and allowed Quigg to be screened for pretrial supervision, adding that if he is released, he cannot return to the bus depot or ride any Mountain Line buses, and will be monitored for alcohol use.