Missoula man accused of raping same woman as child, adult

2012-06-13T06:30:00Z 2012-06-13T06:42:57Z Missoula man accused of raping same woman as child, adultBy GWEN FLORIO of the Missoulian missoulian.com
June 13, 2012 6:30 am  • 

A 48-year-old Missoula man accused of raping a girl when she was 11, and then again when she grew up – and then also raping an acquaintance of hers – is being held in the Missoula County jail on $100,000 bail.

Darrell James “D.J.” Twite faces felony charges of sexual assault and sexual intercourse without consent. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of attempted sexual assault.

In 2001, Twite allegedly fondled the 11-year-old, according to charging documents filed by Deputy Missoula County Attorney Shaun Donovan.

Twite also is charged with raping the same person between September 2011 and February 2012, according to Donovan’s affidavit. And, he’s charged with raping another woman during that time frame.

The first woman reported to police in January that when she was 11, Twite “made sexual advances toward her when she was in bed sleeping and attempted to surreptitiously observe her and other females while they were dressing,” according to the affidavit.

As part of the police investigation, hundreds of photos were recovered from a cellphone and computer used by Twite. Analysis by the Montana Department of Justice and the Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensics Lab shows Twite assaulting the first woman while she slept, the affidavit said.

The second woman confirmed she’s depicted in some of those photos, including ones of Twite having sex with her.

“She is adamant that although she has had a long-term intimate relationship with Mr. Twite, she did not consent to the described acts of intercourse,” the affidavit said.

Twite admitted to police that he’d taken photographs of both women while they were sleeping, but denied having sexual contact with either without their consent, the affidavit said.

At Twite’s initial court appearance Tuesday, Missoula County Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech declined defense attorney Nate Holloway’s request to lower Twite’s bail. Furthermore, she said, if Twite has any contact at all – including texts – with either of his alleged victims, “and I find out about it, your bail will easily be a half-million dollars.”

Both felony sexual assault and sexual intercourse without consent are punishable by up to 100 years or life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Reporter Gwen Florio can be reached at 523-5258, gwen.florio@missoulian.com or @CopsAndCourts on Twitter.

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(6) Comments

  1. Mekrsc
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    Mekrsc - June 20, 2012 3:58 pm
    He's a sick person...I hope he gets what he deserves.
  2. 8888
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    8888 - June 19, 2012 2:58 pm
    What the helle is wrong with people?
  3. Escapee
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    Escapee - June 14, 2012 5:11 pm
    Seems to me, if you read the whole story and pay attention to every detail, the charges are serious enough to warrant prosecution. Unless raping 11 year olds is no big deal these days. Unless pictures of sexual assault against a sleeping person is considered trivial.
  4. Escapee
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    Escapee - June 14, 2012 4:57 pm
    Yeah, Pistol, ignore the part about the 11 year old and the pictures of things happening to her while she is asleep. Read the whole story maybe.
  5. Forcryinoutloud
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    Forcryinoutloud - June 12, 2012 9:59 pm
    doesn't that guy have a street in miller creek named for him?
  6. Pistol
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    Pistol - June 12, 2012 7:45 pm
    What ! They have pictures of being raped? Had long term intimate relationship, but not on the ocassion of the alleged rape? Looks like authorities are now going over board to prosecute a sexual crime.
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