A 35-year-old Helena man faces five felony charges on allegations that he had sexual contact with two juvenile females, and threatened one of the alleged victims.

Paul Russell Smith is charged with solicitation of sexual intercourse without consent with a child under 16, sexual intercourse without consent with a child under 16, sexual assault of a child under 14, assault with a weapon and intimidation.

The first girl, identified as “Jane Doe 1,” reportedly told authorities she was “forced” into a sexual act with Smith, and that he brandished a knife and threatened her, court documents allege. She further described to authorities witnessing a second juvenile female in a sexual situation with Smith, court documents say.

Smith’s bond was set at $200,000.

Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin

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