Noah Ray Cory

Noah Ray Cory, 19, appears via video Tuesday in Gallatin County Justice Court.

Bail was set at $100,000 for a Bozeman man accused of having sex with a minor girl in the front seat of his car while choking and holding another girl in the backseat with a knife.

Noah Ray Cory, 19, is charged with kidnapping, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and sexual intercourse without consent, all felonies. He was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday before Judge Bryan Adams.

In January, a Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputy spoke with a girl who said she felt pressured to have sex with Cory at least four times when she was a minor and he was 18 years old, according to charging documents. She said she started having sex with Cory the first time they met.

At the time, the girl was under the age of 16, the age a person is legally considered able to consent in Montana.

The girl said she and another girl decided to confront Cory at a parking lot in October, prosecutors wrote. The girl said she got in the front seat and other girl got in the backseat of his car.

The girl said Cory started having sex with her while they were confronting him, prosecutors wrote. The girl in the backseat of the car said she wanted to leave and opened the door, but Cory held a knife to her throat, choked her and ordered them not to leave his car, charging documents said. Cory continued having sex with the girl in the front seat.

On Monday, prosecutors wrote, Cory met with a Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputy and admitted having sex with the girl while she was a minor. He also admitted having sex with the girl in a parking lot, and forcing another girl to stay in the backseat of his car while holding a knife to her throat and choking her.

Cory remained in the county jail later Tuesday. His arraignment in District Court will be scheduled at a later date.

Freddy Monares can be reached at fmonares@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2630. Follow him on Twitter @TGIFreddy.

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Freddy Monares covers politics and county government for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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