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.