Wyoming Craigslist Rape Case Results In Guilty Pleas

Jebidiah Stipe used the Internet site Craigslist to have his ex-girlfriend raped.
Jebidiah Stipe used the Internet site Craigslist to have his ex-girlfriend raped.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Two men accused of using Craigslist to arrange the rape of a Casper woman have entered guilty pleas. Jebidiah Stipe, of Twenty-nine Palms, California, and Ty McDowell, of Bar Nunn, each pleaded guilty to five felonies in a plea agreement Thursday.

Prosecutors say Stipe pretended to be his ex-girlfriend in Casper when he posted an ad on the Internet advertising site Craigslist looking for an aggressive man and then asked for help playing out a "rape fantasy."

Prosecutor Mike Blonigan says McDowell replied and raped the woman in her home in December. In exchange for their plea, Blonigan says each face the possibility of life behind bars.

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