Man admits charges in rape, sex assault cases
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused of meeting a rape victim through Facebook has pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault charges.
The Billings Gazette reports Jacob D. Eastman entered the pleas Thursday to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault in separate cases in a plea agreement with prosecutors.
A plea deal calls for prosecutors to dismiss one other rape charge, as well as charges of burglary and theft from a third case. In addition, prosecutors agreed to recommend a 20-year prison sentence with 10 years suspended.
A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to court papers, Eastman had sex with a girl younger than 14 and had sexual contact with another 14-year-old.
The legal age of consent in Montana is 16.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com