South Dakota GOP Candidate Charged With Rape

Bud Marty May charged with rape
Bud Marty May (mug shot via Pennington County Jail)

Conservatives be screaming about drag queens reading from story books to kids in a library, but this failed South Dakota house candidate is out and about getting charged with second-degree rape. Worry about him, kids…

From the Rapid City ABC News affiliate:

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.

Note: May lost his state House race to his mom.

(h/t JoeMyGod)