Moore Called On To Prosecute Aberdeen Rape Case

Mike Moore

A 42-year old Aberdeen man facing 23 felony sex crime charges pleaded guilty to only one of those charges in a plea deal on Monday. Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore says Richard Mette was indicted in Brown County on a number of charges…

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Moore says Mette and his wife had adopted the victim back in 2000..

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Moore was called in because of conflicts with the Brown County States Attorney’s office…

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The tainted evidence forced Moore to only pursue six of the 23 crimes charged and was a deciding factor in the plea that was reached…

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A judge must agree to the plea deal. Mette could be sentenced to life in prison.

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