Ex-Griz RB Donaldson makes plea deal in rape case

Associated Press Modified: September 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm •  Published: September 4, 2012
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The attorney for former University of Montana running back Beau Donaldson says his client plans to plead guilty to sexual intercourse without consent after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Defense attorney Milt Datsopolous' announcement followed a court hearing in which he and prosecutors confirmed the plea deal.

Prosecutors said Donaldson raped a female acquaintance while she slept on his couch after drinking alcohol at a party in September 2010. Court records say he acknowledged the assault during a monitored telephone conversation in December.

Donaldson was charged in January and had been scheduled to go on trial later this month. Datsopolous said Donaldson instead will plead guilty at a Sept. 11 court hearing.


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