Rape Charge Dismissed on Former Attorney, Assault Still Stands


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (IUEDS) –We have an update on a criminal case that made headlines back in January.

A former South Dakota attorney is no longer charged with rape.

Rape charge dismissed on former attorney

According to court documents, a prosecutor dismissed the rape charge against 47-year-old Joseph Smyrak, but he’s still charged with assault in that case.

Smyrak also faces new accusations. An assault case was filed earlier this month, along with an application for a new protection order.

When we checked Smyrak’s background we found records of at least six women filing protection orders against him since 2012.