- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Plankinton man has been convicted on sex abuse charges involving two minor victims.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says an Aurora County jury found 43-year-old Christian Thomas guilty on 26 counts, including fourth degree rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.

Thomas faces up to 315 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for July 5.

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