Bennettsville man pleads guilty to 2006 rape

MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A 47-year-old man has pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping a teenager inside of his Bennettsville home in 2006, according to the Marlboro County Solicitor's Office.

Elizabeth Mutterland, spokeswoman for the Marlboro County Solicitor's Office, said Orlando Easter now faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

The 2006 incident, according to Mutterland, led the 13-year-old victim to give birth to a baby. DNA tests performed on the child has confirmed Easter as the father.

Marlboro County Municipal Court Judge Edward Cottingham overheard Easter's guilty plea Tuesday and sentenced him to 10 years behind bars.

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