Man accused of sex crimes in 4 counties reaches plea deal

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - An Aberdeen man facing 28 sexual assault-related charges in four counties has pleaded guilty to two counts during court appearances this week in Brookings and Webster.

The American News reports 59-year-old Gregory Rutherford is charged in Brown, Day, Brookings and Codington counties. Charges in Codington and Day counties will be dismissed as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Rutherford faces a total of up to 20 years in prison on the two counts in Brookings and Brown counties. He's to be sentenced in late January.

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