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Man arrested for alleged rape in Kimball

KIMBALL—A Parmelee man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly raping a woman in Kimball.

At about 8 p.m., law enforcement was reportedly notified of a woman who said she was raped at a hotel.

A woman working at the hotel's front desk said that 33-year-old Inyan Thunder Hawk rented a room and had a woman with him, according to court documents.

Law enforcement eventually located Thunder Hawk at a bar and questioned him about the suspected rape. After giving a PBT of 0.222, he was detained and transported to the Brule County Sheriff's Office, where a warrant to search his clothing was issued.

The alleged victim was taken to a hospital, where a rape kit was completed.

Thunder Hawk is charged with second-degree rape using force, coercion or threats, a Class 1 felony. If convicted, he could face up to 50 years in prison.

Second-degree rape differs from the state's three other classifications of rape in that the charge requires the use of force, coercion or threats against the victim but does not include a violation involving the victim's age or capacity to give consent.