- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CANTON, S.D. (AP) - A former police officer in South Dakota has been found guilty of raping a minor.

A jury in Lincoln County returned the verdict against Marty Banghart Tuesday. The Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s office says Banghart was found guilty of first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13 and acquitted on accompanying charges.

Banghart previously worked as a police officer in Corsica and Centerville. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Banghart is in custody at the Minnehaha County Jail. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.

It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday if Banghart has an attorney who could comment on the case.



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