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Central SD Man Arrested on Child Rape Charges


PIERRE, SD (KELO AM)  -  Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Brendan Johnson and Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner  announced today that Christopher Robert Jansen, 34, Selby, has been arrested and charged with three counts of 1st degree rape, class C felony, punishable by up to life in the state penitentiary. Jansen is a former Walworth County State's Attourney.

According to a complaint that was unsealed this evening, Jansen’s alleged victims were under the age of 13. He is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow afternoon in Pierre, and is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and Mobridge Police Department.  The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney Generals’ Office and the Hughes County States Attorney’s Office.