Ex-Haskell student pleads to lesser charge in alleged rape

Courtroom Generic, court, law, arrested, sentenced, prison, jail

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former Haskell Indian Nations University student accused of rape has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge.

Jared Wheeler entered the plea to aggravated battery last week and faces a maximum of less than three years in prison.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Wheeler originally was charged with two counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy.

Wheeler and another former Haskell student, Galen Satoe, were charged with raping a 19-year-old freshman in a dormitory room in November 2014.

Mistrials were declared in both men’s trials this summer after juries could not agree on a verdict.

Satoe still faces trial in February on two counts of rape and a count of aiding and abetting attempted rape.

 

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s