SD (stautory) rapist sentenced

Man gets three months in MySpace sex case:

Fathers of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you have three months to lock up your daughters before a (statutory) rapist is on the loose. 23-year-old Nate Rinken was sentenced to 3 months in jail for having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Originally he was charged with raping the girl. It seems like in this case the “she said she was 18” defense actually worked to a degree. Prosecutors offered Rinken a plea to statutory where his sentenced would be capped at 180 days. Rinken served 3 months already and will now serve another three months.

The judge almost threw out the plea agreement after hearing about comments Rinken made about the victim on an ‘unidentified’ blog. I believe this is the blog as someone claiming to be Rinken has left comments. I have removed the comments from the site but I still have the e-mails that the comments generated.

Rinken was also given a seven year suspended sentence with five years of intensive probation.

Fair warning Nate. Comment again here and I will forward them to law enforcement.

SD man accused of raping 15-year-old

Man Accused Of Raping Teen Met On MySpace:

23-year-old Nate Rinken of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl that he met on MySpace.

According to court papers, the 15-year-old victim says in the months after meeting Rinken online, she met up with him in person three or four times. The last meeting, in May, began with Rinken picking her up from work and taking her back to his house .

While talking in his bedroom, she says Rinken starting kissing her. She pulled away and told him to stop. She says he pulled her clothes off and began to rape her as she shook her head and said “no.”

According to police Rinken admits having sex with the girl. Age of consent in SD is 16.

Now I know we’re going to hear the usual excuses. “What kind of girl is she?” “Where were her parents?” etc. To you I say this. If a 23-year-old guy wants to stay out of trouble he shouldn’t meeting with 15-year-old he met online.

Thanks to Gage for the tip.