Columbus man pleaded appears in court ; rape charge dropped

Columbus man sentenced for rape

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man charged in a News Year's Day rape case pleaded not guilty in court Monday to four lesser charges and his original rape charge was dropped.

Tyler McGilton was granted what's known as Nolle Prosequi, a legal term which basically means the rape charge was dismissed.

McGilton pleaded guilty to two charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, simple battery and sexual battery.

He was sentenced to 48-months probation, a  $1,000 fine and a no-contact order for the victim and her family.

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