- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula man has denied charges that he violated a restraining order by repeatedly sending a woman messages on Facebook and via text ranging from declarations of love to suicide threats.

KTMF-TV reports (https://bit.ly/ZigDKF ) Joshua James Allen pleaded not guilty Thursday in District Court to 33 felony counts and one misdemeanor count of violating an order of protection. Prosecutors filed one charge for each message sent to the woman over a 90-minute period on Sept. 9.

Court records say the woman obtained an order of protection in May over the same issue and that Allen was convicted of violating that order in June.

Allen has been released on GPS monitoring. Standing Master Brenda Desmond told him he must stay away from the victim or he will be jailed.

A trial is set for January.

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