Man Accused Of Raping 12-Yr-Old In Court
by KDLT News
October 28, 2013 3:55 PM
The man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Harrisburg last January, made his first appearance in a Lincoln County courtroom Monday.
19-year-old Obadiah Loyira is charged with first degree rape, sexual contact with a child under the age of 16, and two counts of possessing child pornography. Police had been looking for Loyira since January. He turned himself in on an unrelated warrant in Minnehaha County last week.
Monday, the judge entered a not guilty plea on Loyira's behalf, so Loyira would have time to get legal counsel. If convicted of rape, Loyira could face life in prison.