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.