BILLINGS -- A Billings man was in jail Sunday for allegedly raping a teenage girl behind Hobby Lobby during her lunch break.
Dylan Patrick Curtin, 20, is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court with one count of sexual intercourse without consent.
Police began investigating after a 15-year-old girl told her school resource officer that she had been sexually assaulted that day during the lunch hour. The girl said she was supposed to meet up with friends for lunch but decided to walk home because she could not find them.
As she was walking, the girl came across Curtin, who she recognized from Facebook and a prior meeting. The girl went with Curtin to Hardee’s on 24th Street to get lunch.
According to the victim, Curtin said on the way that he wanted her to see something in the alley behind Hobby Lobby. When they got to the alley, Curtin allegedly put his hand on the girl’s thigh and said he loved her before forcibly raping her.
The victim reported that she stopped fighting back because she was afraid of Curtin, who allegedly bit her during the assault.
Curtin walked the victim back to school after the rape and told the victim he felt bad for “making her do something she did not want to do,” according to court documents.
After reporting the rape to her school resource officer, the girl was taken to the hospital for a sexual assault exam. Officers got a search warrant for a DNA sample from Curtin, which matched the DNA from the victim’s exam.
During the interview with officers, Curtin reportedly thought he was being questioned about a different accuser. Curtin then denied raping the victim.
He’s being held at the Yellowstone County jail on $200,000 bond.