A 33-year-old Rapid City man found guilty Friday of raping a 9-year-old girl was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

A jury convicted Jeremy Bauer of first-degree rape on March 6. Bauer, who was free on $250,000 bond, was taken into custody immediately after the verdict.

He was arrested in June 2012 for the assault which took place in April when the child was attending a sleepover at his residence.

Jurors had the option of considering an alternative charge of sexual contact with a child but did not.

(3) comments

chaz

plzzzz guilty as charged!!!

daddyjoseph

30 years? Thats all?

christiangirl

30 years??? That's a lot for something your INNOCENT OF.

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