Ex-Haskell student pleads to lesser charge in alleged rape
Updated 2:49 pm, Thursday, December 1, 2016
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.
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.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com