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St. Cloud man pleads guilty to raping girl in high school bathroom

ST. CLOUD - A 22-year-old St. Cloud man has pleaded guilty to raping a girl at knifepoint inside a St. Cloud high school in 2019, canceling the four-day jury trial that was slated to start Monday.

Robert S. Epps Jr. was charged in 2021 with one felony count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for the assault. He initially pleaded not guilty but amended his plea Friday as part of a deal that ensures Epps sees prison time in exchange for dismissing other assault-related cases going through the judicial process.

According to court documents, a former classmate of Epps told police Epps, then 18, followed her into a bathroom during a basketball game at Apollo High School in December 2019.


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