Californian Charged in Craigslist Rape


William Browning
Casper Star-Tribune as posted in the Billings Gazette
January 20, 2010

Prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged a California man with five felonies in connection with allegations that he posted an advertisement on an Internet site requesting the rape of a Casper woman.

Jebidiah James Stipe is accused of posting the Craigslist advertisement that led to the brutal rape of a 25-year-old woman inside her Casper home on Dec. 11.

The 27-year-old Marine — who has been in custody since Dec. 16 — made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Tuesday. With his hands and ankles shackled, he wore a dark-green jumpsuit during the proceeding.

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