- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota county prosecutor who authorities accuse of child rape has pleaded guilty to two counts.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen entered guilty pleas Wednesday to two counts of first-degree rape.

The 35-year-old Selby man was accused of child rape in Hughes County, and having child pornography on his computer. He was indicted in state and federal courts last summer.

Jackley says the rape charges against Jansen stem from several incidents at a Hughes County home that involved three children ages 5 through 13.

A sentencing hearing is the case is scheduled for Sept. 25. Jackley says each rape charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in custody.

A trial is scheduled for October for the federal charges.

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