Rapid City man headed to trial on rape charge

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A trial date has been set for a Rapid City Man accused of raping a 12-year old.

Judge Jeff Davis has ordered 20-year-old Mahpiya Mato Bison to stand trial May 22-23.

Bison is charged with one count of first degree rape and one count of sexual contact with a child under 16 years of age.

The alleged incident happened sometime between November 2015 and February 2016.

If convicted, Bison could face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years for the rape charge and 10 years on the sexual contact charge.