Garretson Man Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Woman for 14 Years
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Garretson man has been found guilty of sexually abusing a woman for nearly 14 years. Ronald Neels, 52, was convicted of all charges on Thursday.
According to the Associated Press, Neels was charged with multiple felony sex offenses, including eight counts of rape.
Neels, a truck driver, pleaded not guilty to all counts last year. His attorney could not immediately be reached to comment on the verdict.
The now 23-year-old victim has told detectives that she was abused by Neels for 13 years, starting when she was 9. She says the abuse ended just months before Neels was arrested in October.
Neels faces life in prison. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.