By BOB WHITE
Jurors on Wednesday were expecting to hear testimony in the state’s case against a 57-year-old man who Radcliff police say raped a 4-year-old twice last year.
But an eleventh-hour plea deal Tuesday saved Ralph R. Bassitt Jr., and the child, from the pains of a trial.
Bassitt was being prosecuted on two Class A felony counts of first-degree rape and incest.
If convicted as charged, the Cypress Drive resident would have faced penalties ranging from 20 years to life in prison.