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(KCCR - Pierre, SD) The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Pierre man sentenced to a combined 200 years in prison on multiple rape and sexual contact charges in a 2019 child rape case.  Brandon Snodgrass is serving a 100 year sentence with 100 years of concurrent time on eight counts of first degree child rape and four counts of sexual contact with a minor.  Former Hughes County States Attorney Roxanne Hammond says Snodgrass can continue appeals of the case…

 

 

 

 

Snodgrass appealed to South Dakota’s High Court on six different issues.  They include whether the grand jury indictment violated his due process rights; whether the Court abused its discretion in admitting some evidence, including internet searches and evidence found on electronic devices and if the sentence was not appropriate to the crimes.  Hammond says pleased with the High Court’s decision and what it means for the child victim in the case…

 

 

 

The South Dakota Supreme Court considered the legal challenges on August 24th and filed its opinion on the case November24th. 

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