- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man who has admitted raping a girl in Harrisburg and then hiding from police for months has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Argus Leader (https://argusne.ws/1qmFUee ) reports that 20-year-old Obadiah Loyira was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to first-degree rape under a plea agreement that dropped various charges and capped his prison time at 30 years.

Loyira in June admitted to having sex with the girl and then eluding law enforcement for five months.

Two others were charged in the case. Elizeo Kalimba was sentenced to 15 years in prison in May for first-degree rape, and a 16-year-old boy’s case was settled last year in juvenile court.


Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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