BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 21-year-old Lame Deer Man who apologized on Facebook for raping a woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Jalen Jeremy Larance was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull in Billings. Larance earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse.
Prosecutors argued in late August or early September of 2011 Larance went to the house where the woman was staying in Lame Deer to check his Facebook account on her computer. Prosecutors say he was intoxicated and forced the woman to have sex with him.
The woman did not report the rape to law enforcement immediately, but did tell her school counselor. Prosecutors said Larance posted apologizes to the victim on Facebook.
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