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Second man accused of Moreau rape pleads guilty

Second man accused of Moreau rape pleads guilty

Rapist could face more severe sentence if convicted of murder plot
Second man accused of Moreau rape pleads guilty
Kyle M. Shultz, 19, and Dylan E. Kelly, 21.
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BALLSTON SPA -- One of two men who are accused of raping a woman in Moreau last year admitted to the crime on Monday.

Dylan Kelly, 21, of Hudson Falls, pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court to one count of first-degree rape. He is to be sentenced to 14.5 years in state prison at a June hearing.

Kelly was arrested in May along with Kyle Shultz, 19, also of Hudson Falls. Both were accused of raping the woman and robbing her early on May 16.

Investigators said the men encountered the 41-year-old Queensbury woman while walking in the area of Ferry Boulevard. After socializing briefly with her, Shultz and Kelly raped her before stealing her credit cards and driver's license, deputies said.

Kelly's sentence is to run at the same time as a 16 months-to-four-year sentence he is serving for forgery and stolen property convictions in Washington County.

Shultz pleaded guilty last month in the rape case, as well as a jail assault case. He was to receive 16 years in state prison, but a later arrest is expected to change that.

Sheriff's investigators charged Shultz in late-March with conspiring to kill a witness in the rape case after his plea. He apparently believed the witness' death would somehow better his position, officials have said.

The new arrest means Shultz' expected sentence in the rape and assault cases could be increased, and he he could face additional time if convicted of the murder plot. Shultz is due back in court later this week.

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