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Joplin Man Gets Plea Deal in Alleged Rape Case

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A Joplin, Missouri man gets five years supervised probation for a lesser charge as part of a plea deal.

Austin Runyon was originally charged with first degree rape and first degree sexual abuse stemming from two incidents in 2017. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On October 10th, 2018, Runyon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third degree domestic assault. A judge sentenced him to five years of supervised probation. If he violates his probation, Runyon could spend four years in prison. He was also given credit for the 16 months he's been under electronic monitoring.

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