Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

SD woman accused of raping teen gets 10 years

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Mitchell, 57301
The Daily Republic
(605) 996-5020 customer support
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

RAPID CITY (AP) — A 29-year-old Rapid City woman accused of raping a 14-year-old boy and videotaping the acts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Advertisement
Advertisement

April Solles in August pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges of sexual contact with a minor and rape. Prosecutors in return dropped a child pornography charge. She must serve half of her sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

The case started unfolding late in 2011 when Solles' 1-year-old girl died of a head injury. A 14-year-old boy was charged with murder in juvenile court but authorities have not said if he is the same boy in the rape case.

The Rapid City Journal reports that defense attorney Paul Winter called the case a "tragedy wrapped around a tragedy."

Advertisement
Associated Press
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness