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Tripp Co. teen accused of rape, sexual cotnact

WINNER -- A Tripp County teenager is being charged as an adult for allegedly raping and molesting a young child.

Larry Connot, 16, of Winner, is charged with first-degree rape and sexual contact with a child younger than 16.

A temporary custody directive has been filed, placing Connot in the Hughes County Juvenile Services Center in Pierre. He is also to have no contact with the alleged victim or any child younger than 18. He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

The rape charge carries a penalty upon conviction of life imprisonment and a $50,000 fine. The sexual conduct charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

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