Rape charge against Goldsmith has been dismissed

Posted at 12:41 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 14:41:40-05

(UPDATE, JUNE 12, 2018) The charge against Goldsmith was dismissed last week. The court order states that although there was probable cause to initially charge Goldsmith, prosecutors have determined that, at this time, they can not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was dismissed without prejudice, which means that if new evidence surfaces, the charge could be re-filed.

(ORIGINAL REPORT) Albert Lee Goldsmith has been charged with raping a woman in Great Falls.

Court documents state that on Saturday at about 12:30 a.m., a woman told a Great Falls police officer that she she had been raped, and that the suspect – later identified as Goldsmith – was still in her apartment.

Goldsmith and the woman were taken to the Great Falls Police Department for interviews.

The woman told police that she and Goldsmith had been drinking at her apartment, and that Goldsmith began making advances toward her that made her uncomfortable.

She told police that Goldsmith demanded she remove her clothes and get on the bed, and told her "Don’t scream or I’ll kill you."

The woman told police that Goldsmith then raped her, and that she was "fearful that the Defendant would harm her if she resisted," according to court documents.

The woman was taken to Benefis Health System where a sexual assault exam was performed. Court document state that the woman had injuries "that were consistent with sexual acts which she described that the defendant subjected her to against her will."

Goldsmith has been charged with one felony count of sexual intercourse without consent (the legal term for rape in Montana).

Court documents note that Goldsmith has at least four DUI convictions, as well as a convictions for resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, disorderly conduct, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Prosecutors requested that bond for Goldsmith be set at $50,000.

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