Custer Man Guilty of Sexual Conduct

A Custer man pleads guilty to second degree charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Thomas Battice was arrested in March for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl. Battice was originally hit with three first degree criminal sexual conduct charges... but all the charges were dropped when he took a plea deal of a second degree charge on Wednesday. Police have been investigating Battice since last July when they first received a complaint from a family friend. They say that the abuse was going on for about 5 to 6 years. 

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