A South Dakota GOP House Candidate who lost his election bid to his mother has been charged with second-degree rape.
Bud Marty May, 37, was a Republican candidate for the state house but lost the race to his own mother.
Then one week after Election Day, May was charged with second-degree rape. From KOTA-TV:
“Bud Marty May, 37, of Kyle, was first arrested on Nov. 13 on one count of second-degree rape. This a class 1 felony that could carry up to 50 years in prison and would have May pay up to a $50,000 fine.
The alleged victim said May decided to force himself on the victim in a bathroom stall at a bar and says May said to her at the bar: “I am 6′8″, white, it is all consensual.” According to the police report, he fled the area, and upon being detained he claimed he had no involvement at first, then claimed: “it was simply a hug.”
His bond was set today at $7,500 with a no-contact order regarding the victim. His preliminary hearing is set for November 30 at 11:30 a.m.″
May lost the election to his mother, but he came in fourth in a four-person race.