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Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
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Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
July 16, 2015
Garretson man found guilty of multiple felony sex offenses
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a rural Garretson man of sexually abusing a woman for nearly 14 years. Jurors issued their verdict against 52-year-old Ronald Neels on Thursday. He was charged with multiple felony sex offenses, including eight counts...
July 16, 2015 - 5:27pm
July 10, 2015
Mobridge man's prison sentence reinstated by appeals court
PIERRE (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a prison sentence for a Mobridge man convicted of raping two of his friends' young daughters. Forty-five-year-old Richard Litschewski was convicted in 1997 of first-degree rape, third-degree rape and sexual contact with a...
July 10, 2015 - 9:58am
June 30, 2015
Bond set at $5M for man charged with murder in infant death
RAPID CITY (AP) — A judge in western South Dakota has set a $5 million bond for a man facing murder and other charges in an infant's death. The bond for 26-year-old Kristopher Houchin was set Tuesday. The Rapid City man has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree...
June 30, 2015 - 4:44pm
June 28, 2015
Rapid City man charged with rape, abuse in infant death
RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old Rapid City man was arrested after an infant died of undisclosed injuries at a local hospital. Rapid City police say Kristopher Houchin has been charged with first degree rape and child abuse. It's is unclear if Houchin has...
June 28, 2015 - 11:01am
June 4, 2015
Southeast SD man gets 90 years in prison for rape conviction
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A southeast South Dakota man convicted of raping a child has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. The 53-year-old Jose Tomas Guevara Sorto was sentenced this week in Sioux Falls. He was convicted of first-degree rape in December. Authorities say the Sioux...
June 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
June 3, 2015
Two arrested on sex crime charges in Aurora County
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Christian Thomas, 41, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of aggravated incest,...
June 3, 2015 - 1:12pm
May 29, 2015
Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in New Orleans to drugging women
Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, pleaded guilty on Friday to related federal charges in...
May 29, 2015 - 1:33pm
May 15, 2015
Aberdeen man sentenced to 10 years for attempted rape
ABERDEEN (AP) — An Aberdeen man who went into a woman's home and attempted to rape her has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Aberdeen American News reports that 22-year-old Julian Blacksmith pleaded guilty to attempted rape. Authorities say the charge stems from...
May 15, 2015 - 1:50pm
May 4, 2015
Groom accused of raping bridesmaid gets 7 ½ years in prison
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs man convicted of raping a bridesmaid on his wedding night has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Fall River County State's Attorney Jim Sword says a jury in January found Cleve Janis Jr. guilty of third-degree rape. Sword...
May 4, 2015 - 2:10pm
April 24, 2015
Rape charges dismissed against former Canton city councilman
CANTON (AP) — Rape charges have been dropped against a former teacher and Canton city councilman. Jeffrey Nolte faced two counts of rape and one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16 years old. KELO-TV reports that Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman...
April 24, 2015 - 2:13pm
March 27, 2015
Trials delayed for former county prosecutor accused of rape
PIERRE (AP) — Both the state and federal trials have been delayed for a former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of child rape. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was indicted in both state and federal courts last summer. The Capital Journal reports...
March 27, 2015 - 2:33pm
March 25, 2015
South Dakota man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A registered sex offender has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in South Dakota. Twenty-three-year-old Michael Geraets pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and sexual contact without consent Monday. The Argus Leader reports prosecutors...
March 25, 2015 - 3:34pm
Rapid City man charged with paying young girls to pose
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City police say a man charged in a 15-count criminal complaint paid young girls to pose for lewd photos at a motel room in the city. The Rapid City Journal reports 51-year-old Wallace A. "Wally" Beane, of Rapid City, is in jail on a $500,000 bond. He...
March 25, 2015 - 1:01pm
March 6, 2015
SD man sentenced to 50 years for raping 6-year-old girl
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man convicted for raping his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Emmanuel Pio was charged with first-degree rape. Authorities say the victim's mother and Pio had been in a relationship...
March 6, 2015 - 1:19pm
March 4, 2015
Trial set for Sioux Falls man charged with 2 counts of rape
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A trial has been set for a Sioux Falls man accused of sexually assaulting two women at a house party. The change of plea hearing scheduled Friday was canceled after 37-year-old Mickey Francisco Joliffe decided he wanted the case tried by a jury. His trial...
March 4, 2015 - 3:44pm