http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDet....cfm?Id=125750There's a new twist in the case of a one-year old Rapid City girl's death.
KELOLAND News first told you last week about a 14-year-old boy's arrest for the baby's murder.
Now that baby's mother has been arrested and charged with statutory rape.
Baby Lillie Solles' funeral was on December 31st. But new court papers reveal her mother, 28-year old April Solles, was arrested the day before on three charges of raping a teenage boy. And her attorney says the two cases are connected.
One-year-old Lillie Solles received serious head injuries on December 14th, according to the Pennington County Sheriff's Department. One week later, the girl died.
A 14-year-old boy was charged with second degree murder in the death. Now, the girl's mother, April Solles, is also behind bars and her attorney says the two have a relationship.
"We've seen and heard nothing as far as actually evidence. Right now, we have the mere allegations of a 14-year-old, troubled child. I mean, he is charged at this point, with the murder of my client's child," Solles' attorney Paul Winter said.
She and her husband have another young child.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/tee...#ixzz1iXDeNAEgA Rapid City teenager is accused of murder after an infant girl died in a Sioux Falls hospital Tuesday.
The 1-year-old Rapid City child died from "acute blunt-force head injury, attributable to non-accidental shaking," according to Lara Roetzel, Pennington County's chief deputy state's attorney.
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office arrested a 14-year-old male about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is charged with second-degree murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.
Roetzel said the teenager was not related to the child. He was not alone with her when the injury occurred, she said.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/rap...9bb2963f4.htmlA woman whose baby was killed in December faces more rape charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy — and, according to the new charges, one encounter might have occurred the day her daughter was fatally injured.
Solles was initially charged with three counts of fourth-degree rape, but a Pennington County grand jury indicted her last week and added two counts of sexual contact and three counts of statutory rape.
The charges say two encounters that led to fourth-degree rape charges happened in June and July and the third was on either Dec. 13 or 14. Solles' daughter was injured on Dec. 14 and died four days later at a Sioux Falls hospital, officials said.
South Dakota law defines fourth-degree rape as an act of sexual penetration involving someone between the ages of 13 and 15. It's a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine, as is the sexual contact charge.
Solles faces up to 75 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
Her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...721987&sk=wall
Lillie RoseLyn Solles obit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rap...&pid=155162507