- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) - A northwest South Dakota man who authorities accuse of sexually abusing a child younger than 13 years old is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

The Watertown Police Department on Tuesday said the 36-year-old man is facing a first-degree rape charge after officers investigated a report of a sexual assault Saturday.

The department would not say if the man and the victim are related.

The Watertown man is in custody at the Codington County Detention Center. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $50,000 fine.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he has legal representation.

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