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Rapid City man faces life in prison on rape charges

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A Rapid City man faces two life terms behind bars for the rape of a child under 13.

Michael Slaughter, 36, is charged with two counts of first degree rape and two counts of sexual contact with a person under 13 years of age.

The relationship between the victim and slaughter is unclear, but state prosecutors say they were not related.

Slaughter pleaded not guilty to the allegations in 7th circuit court Monday morning.

Slaughter will be back in court on February 4th.

Each first degree rape charge carries a maximum life sentence.

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