News

Former County Prosecutor Charged With Rape

Former County Prosecutor Charged With Rape

Photo: clipart.com

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of raping a boy has now been charged in federal court.

Former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen was charged earlier in state court with three counts of rape involving a child younger than 13 in Hughes County. The 34-year-old Selby resident late last month was ordered held without bond.

The Capital Journal reports that Jansen appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday on charges related to sexually exploiting a minor and videotaping the encounters. He faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted on the federal charges, and could get life on the state charges.

Defense attorney Joan Powell declined comment.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Music

This week’s top country tracks

Fresh
thomasrhett

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

3 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl

superbowl50helmets

This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on cbssports.com. The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.

22 hours ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

superbowlball

Here’s a look at some of this weekend’s major sporting events.