Activist denies rape accusations in New Mexico court filing

Activist denies rape accusations in New Mexico court filing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – An activist who has been described as having assisted elders and others during 2016 pipeline protests at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota is disputing accusations that he raped unconscious women.

Redwolf Pope says in a court filing that videos of what authorities describe as assaults represent recordings of consensual sex with former girlfriends. He says text messages, witness accounts and testimony from one of the women will support him.

Santa Fe police say Pope recorded the sexual assaults of females who appeared to have been drugged.

They also say he surreptitiously planted cameras in apartments in Santa Fe and Seattle. He says the devices were set up because his roommates stole from him.

Police have reviewed multiple photographs and videos in their investigation.

Pope was arrested in Phoenix last week.