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…


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


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


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…


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

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