Fayette man accepts plea deal in rapes |

Fayette man accepts plea deal in rapes

A Fayette County man accused of raping and sexually assaulting three children over a period of almost four years has accepted a plea offer from the county district attorney that could send him to jail for up to 10 years.

Jeffrey Craggette, 39, of 33 E. Kerr St., Uniontown, was facing trial on multiple counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corruption of minors, along with single counts of aggravated indecent assault and statutory sexual assault.

Authorities alleged that Craggette raped and sexually assaulted two young girls and a boy at various times between June 1999 and April 2003 at a Uniontown residence.

Craggette was arrested in May and yesterday accepted the offer of District Attorney Nancy Vernon of five to 10 years in jail in lieu of a trial. Craggette will be sentenced officially at a later date.

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