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Rape charges filed in Great Falls against man and woman

Posted at 4:19 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 06:24:52-04

GREAT FALLS – A man and woman are facing sexual assault charges in Cascade County.

Michael Joseph Gardner Jr. and Cora Ann Baughn each face charges of sexual intercourse without consent and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

According to court documents, police interviewed Gardner during an investigation into another incident. Detectives thought his behavior was suspicious and brought him in for an interview.

Gardner admitted to raping a female and that a third person videotaped the incident, according to court documents. He also told detectives Baughn sexually assaulted the female.

Court documents state both Gardner and Baughn admitted to deleting child pornography from his computer the night before the interview.

Their bonds were set at $150,000 each.