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Rape trial scheduled to conclude Friday in Huron

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HURON, S.D. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected Friday in the trial of a South Dakota bar owner accused of raping three girls after serving them alcohol.

Prosecutors allege 35-year-old Werner Fajardo provided alcohol to a 12-year-old and two 14-year-old girls at his El Cuervo bar in Huron and assaulted them. He's pleaded not guilty.

On Thursday, the three girls took to the stand to testify. The 14-year-old girls recounted how she blacked out after consuming alcohol and awoke to Fajardo performing a sexual act on her.

The 12-year-old girl testified she was assaulted multiple times while passing in and out of consciousness.

Fajardo's defense lawyer said there are a number of inconsistencies between the girls' testimony and what they reported to authorities.












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