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The Latest: Activist accused of rape to remain jailed

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of an activist accused of sexual assault (all times local):

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11:35 a.m.

An activist accused of recording sexual assaults of unconscious women on video will remain jailed in Santa Fe on a Washington state warrant as he awaits trial in New Mexico.

The magistrate court judge’s decision Wednesday on Redwolf Pope’s detainment comes after a different judge had ordered his release in a New Mexico case as a sanction against prosecutors.

Magistrate Judge David Segura ruled that he does not have jurisdiction to release Pope because of the Washington state warrant.

Court documents show Pope has been charged with two counts of rape in Seattle. In New Mexico, he is charged with kidnapping, third-degree rape and voyeurism.

Authorities say he had residences in Seattle and Santa Fe.

Voicemails seeking comment from Pope’s attorney have not been returned. Pope has denied accusations against him in court filings.

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8 a.m.

A court hearing Wednesday in Santa Fe is scheduled to determine whether an activist accused of recording sexual assaults of unconscious women on video will be released from jail or can be extradited to Seattle.

A judge last month ordered Redwolf Pope’s release as he awaits trial, saying prosecutors had violated evidence rules. But he hasn’t been released, with rape charges pending against him in Washington state.

In New Mexico, he’s charged with kidnapping, third-degree rape and voyeurism.

Pope has disputed accusations against him in court filings.

Santa Fe Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer says prosecutors violated evidence rules because they did not provide an adequate copy of a search warrant affidavit to Pope’s attorney.

Prosecutor Larissa Breen says digital photos of the affidavit, rather than paper copies, were provided.

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