A Cranberry man entered a guilty plea to a burglary charge in Venango County Court this week, and two charges of rape and one count of sexual assault against him were dismissed.
19 year-old Leo Rice III had been accused of entering the bedroom of a woman with whom he had been drinking, and sexually assaulting her. The 22 year-old woman, however, testified that her memories of the event are blurry. Prosecutors, though, said a medical exam had matched DNA taken from the woman with Rice.
Rice has denied he assaulted the woman.
In exchange for his guilty plea, Rice was sentenced to one-to-two years in jail and three years probation.