Mother Of Killed Baby Faces More Rape Charges
January 10, 2012, 9:52 AM
RAPID CITY, SD -
A Rapid City woman whose daughter was killed in December faces additional rape charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy - and officials say one encounter might have occurred the same day her daughter was fatally injured.
Twenty-eight-year-old April Solles was arrested December 30 in the complicated case. She initially was charged with three counts of fourth-degree rape.
A Pennington County grand jury indicted Solles last week, however, and added two counts of sexual contact and three counts of statutory rape.
One of the encounters was allegedly December 13 or December 14. Solles' daughter died in a Sioux Falls hospital December 18 from an acute blunt-force head injury sustained four days earlier.
A 14-year-old boy faces charges in juvenile court for the death.
© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
12/3/2013 10:40 AM
Schools in Dell Rapids are back to normal, after students were told to stay inside much of Tuesday morning while law enforcement looked for someone in...
12/4/2013 6:00 PM
Two Watertown High School students are expected to appear in court in Sioux Falls Thursday for murdering 20-year-old Jordan LeBeau on Monday.
12/4/2013 9:55 AM
Robbery was the motive behind a crime in Sioux Falls that ended with one man dead and another hurt.
12/2/2013 4:09 PM
Sioux Falls police are investigating a shooting in the northwest part of the city that left one person dead and another with life-threatening injuries...
12/5/2013 11:55 AM
A northwest Iowa day care provider has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a three-year-old girl she was watching in late October.