McLaughlin Man Charged with Sexual Assault

A McLaughlin, South Dakota, man has entered his plea to two sex-related charges.

26-year-old Jerome Goodhouse pled not guilty to Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor by Force.

The Indictment alleges in April, 2016, Goodhouse knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, a sexual act with a minor female victim, by the use of force.

The maximum penalty if convicted is up to life in prison and a$250-thousand fine.

Goodhouse was released on bond pending trial. A date has not been set.