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Couer d'Alene rapist makes first appearance in court

Couer d'Alene rapist makes first...

A judge refused to lower bond today for a Coeur d'Alene man accused of raping two separate women in the same day.

That man turned himself in to police Saturday morning.

Steven Bruna arrived in court on Monday for a first appearance, but this is not his first time before a judge.

The 20-year-old has a lengthy criminal history, including a pending case for felony charges of domestic violence.

Now, Bruna is accused of raping two separate women in one day at his home on Abbey Street in Couer d'Alene.

Those women say the rapes happened in the early morning hours of March 2. Police issued a warrant for Bruna's arrest.

He turned himself in to police about 24 hours later on Saturday morning.

Bruna's lawyer tried to use that act of responsibility as a means to get his bond reduced, but the judge didn't agree.

We have not been able to read probable cause documents yet for Bruna's arrest, but the judge felt those documents detailed two crimes that make Bruna a threat to the public.

Bruna's bond is set at $220,000.


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