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Strand birth announcement
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Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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
February 24, 2015
'Predator' sentenced to 10 years in prison
A judge determined Tuesday that Kristopher Aslesen is a danger to the public and deserves prison time. The 31-year-old Mitchell man pleaded guilty in December to fourth-degree rape, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years...
February 24, 2015 - 7:36pm
February 4, 2015
2nd South Dakota brother sentenced in child rape case
RAPID CITY (AP) — The second of two western South Dakota brothers accused of raping a girl younger than 10 more than a decade ago has been sentenced. Twenty-seven-year-old Blake Klynsma, of Rapid City, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape last November and on Tuesday was given...
February 4, 2015 - 3:13pm
January 22, 2015
A survivor fears recent spotlight on rape may make it harder for other victims
WASHINGTON — Kassie Edwards reported her rape. It wasn't much of a decision, really. She was attacked on Halloween 2008. Two months earlier,...
January 22, 2015 - 5:18pm
Federal trial delayed for former Walworth County prosecutor
PIERRE (AP) — Trial in federal court has been delayed for a former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of child rape. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was to stand trial in federal court starting Feb. 10. KCCR radio reports the trial has been delayed...
January 22, 2015 - 3:07pm
December 8, 2014
Rape trial canceled after man changes plea
A Mitchell man who was scheduled to stand trial this week for rape pleaded guilty to the charge Friday. Kristopher Aslesen, 31, changed his plea to guilty of fourth-degree rape, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and Aslesen is more than three years older than...
December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
December 4, 2014
Trial scheduled for Mitchell man accused of rape
A Mitchell man scheduled to stand trial next week for raping a 14-year-old girl earlier this year will not be allowed to cross-examine the victim about previous sexual acts, according to court documents. Kristopher Aslesen, 31, is charged with fourth-degree rape, which means the...
December 4, 2014 - 4:35pm
Mitchell man pleads guilty to fourth-degree rape
A Mitchell man was sentenced to serve jail time after he pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape, according to court documents. Andrew Engles, 20, received a suspended four-year prison term and 116 days in jail for having sex with a 14-year-old girl earlier this year. Fourth-degree...
December 4, 2014 - 1:46pm
November 20, 2014
Man pleads guilty to rape of minor
A Mitchell man has pleaded guilty to a rape charge after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Jerold Andersen, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Davison County court to one count of fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. He admitted to having...
November 20, 2014 - 8:53am
November 18, 2014
Child rapist goes to prison
Casey Girard admitted during a psychosexual evaluation to several instances of inappropriate contact with children before he raped a child he babysat. The 23-year-old Mitchell man was sentenced to 35 years in prison during circuit court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety...
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
Sioux Falls man gets jail for fourth-degree rape
A Sioux Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail for a fourth-degree rape conviction. Jonathan Talbott, 23, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in July. Fourth-degree rape means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm
Woman gets second chance after rape conviction
A former Mitchell woman was given a second chance Tuesday during her sentencing for a fourth-degree rape conviction. Alicia Mosser, 19, now of Watertown, received a suspended imposition of sentence, which means if she does well during her five years of probation, she can wipe the...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm