RAPID CITY - A 33-year-old Rapid City man could face life in prison after being convicted of raping a 9-year-old girl at a slumber party.

A jury found Jeremy Bauer guilty on Thursday after about four hours of deliberations. He is to undergo a psychological evaluation before being sentenced in about two months.

Authorities said Bauer raped the girl at his home in April 2012, then tried to convince her she was just having a nightmare. His defense unsuccessfully argued during trial that physical evidence of a crime was lacking.

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