Fairbanks Man reaches plea deal in 2011 rape case.

A 36-year old Fairbanks man will serve between five and fifteen years in jail for sexually assaulting a 21-year old woman back in 2011.

During scheduled hearings in state court late this afternoon, Dean Ranstead pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual assault in the second degree.

As part of an agreement, reached with state attorneys, more serious charges against him were dismissed. Ranstead must also register as a sex offender for the next 15 years.

Court records say Ranstead assaulted the incapacitated woman during a party in May, 2011.

Ranstead will be sentenced in late July.