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Prosecutors and defense attorneys will seek 10 years in prison for a 23-year-old man charged with rape and sexual assault.

Jacob Daniel Eastman pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of rape and one count of sexual assault in separate cases.

A plea deal calls for prosecutors to dismiss one other rape charge, as well as charges of burglary and theft from a third case.

When he was 19, Eastman had sex with a girl younger than 14, according to his admission in the first case.

In the second case, he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 20. Originally charged with sexual intercourse without consent, Eastman later saw the charge reduced to sexual assault.

The legal age of consent in Montana is 16.

Under a plea deal, the state and defense plan to jointly recommend a total of 20 years in the Montana State Prison, with 10 years suspended.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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