A Nicholasville man who police charged with first-degree rape on Nov. 2, 2010, pleaded guilty in Jessamine Circuit Court to a lesser charge on Feb. 11.
According to court records, Robert D. Shouse, 47, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to two years probation.
Conditions of his probation are that he not commit another offense, he remained employed, supports his dependents and family, pay court costs, report to his probation officer, submit to a substance abuse evaluation and have no contact with his victim.
If convicted of the rape charge, Shouse could have been sentenced up to 20 years in prison.
According to a Nicholasville Police Department arrest report, Shouse was arrested at 115 Southview Drive.
The report said the incident allegedly took place Oct. 31.
In his report, Officer Kyle Hester indicated that he was called to Saint Joseph-Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center in reference to a woman reporting sexual abuse.
“Upon arrival, I met the victim, who stated the listed subject had non-consensual sexual intercourse with her,” the report read.
According to the report, the victim stated that she and Shouse were in a verbal dispute and he held her down on the bed and had sex with her against her will.