Criminal Law

State House Candidate Arrested Days After Losing Election in South Dakota

A state House candidate in South Dakota was arrested on a rape charge just days after he lost his race against the incumbent — his mother.

Bud Marty May, 37, was arrested in Box Elder around 4 a.m. Sunday and charged with second-degree rape, court filings said. The criminal complaint alleges May used “force, coercion, or threats of immediate and great bodily injury” against the victim.

Referring to law enforcement reports at a court hearing Tuesday, the judge said officers found the victim hiding behind a bar, and she alleged that May had raped her, the Argus Leader newspaper of Sioux Falls reported.

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