SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A 21-year-old Sioux Falls man could face up to life in prison if convicted of charges that he set up a sexual liaison with 12- and 13-year-old girls.
Donald George East was indicted by a Minnehaha County grand jury last week on several charges, including one count of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape and one count of fourth-degree rape.
The girls sneaked out of the house July 2 to meet East after he befriended them on Facebook. East is accused of giving the girls alcohol and having sex with them.
The first-degree rape charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The punishment for the other charges range from 15 to 50 years behind bars.