Preschool employee sentenced for sexually assaulting boys
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man who worked at a preschool and in youth sports has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting two boys.
Twenty-eight-year-old Trevor Lone Hill was sentenced Wednesday in Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Craig Pfeifle said Lone Hill caught the boys in his “evil web” by purposely seeking them out and grooming them.
The Rapid City Journal reports Lone Hill’s attorney Travis Jones argued for leniency because his client admitted to his crimes and regrets them.
As part of a plea deal, Lone Hill pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, which occurred in Pennington County between 2010 and 2014 and involved a boy who was 4 to 9 years old during that time. He also pleaded guilty to have sexual contract with a boy under 16 between 2014 and 2017.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com