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Huron man pleads guilty to rape of 10-year-old

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HURON (AP) — A 66-year old Huron man has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree rape in a plea deal with prosecutors.

Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore tells KOKK radio that 31 other charges were dropped against John Rose.

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Moore says investigators found a 37-second video on a digital camera memory card showing Rose committing the act with a 10-year-old victim.

Judge Vince Foley revoked Rose's bond and sent him to jail to await his Dec. 10 sentencing. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Moore says the victim's family is happy the case didn't go to trial, which was to begin Wednesday.

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