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Rapid City man pleads guilty to sexual contact

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A 36-year-old Rapid City man faces a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to sexual contact with a child younger than 16.

Under the terms of a plea bargain, two charges of first-degree rape of a child younger than 13 and a second sexual contact charge were dismissed against Michael E. Slaughter.

By pleading guilty to the sexual contact charge, Slaughter avoided a potential life sentence for the dismissed first-degree rape charges.

Court documents indicate the victim was 5 years old when she was assaulted by Slaughter in 2010.

Circuit Judge Wally Eklund scheduled Slaughter's sentencing for Aug. 20.

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