PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — Just days after running for a seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives, a western South Dakota candidate is facing serious charges.

Bud May

37-year-old Bud May was booked into the Pennington County jail just after 4 a.m. Sunday.

He’s charged with second-degree rape, which involves threats or force.

May was one of four candidates in District 27. He received more than 2,000 votes but did not win the race.

Court documents show the alleged crime happened on Sunday, November 13.