Four plead guilty to sex offenses
Four Mitchell residents pleaded guilty Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center to sex offenses that are unconnected.
Anthony Nuss, 24; Alicia Mosser, 18; and Jonathan Talbot, 23; are each convicted of fourth-degree rape, and Chad Hamilton, 42, is convicted of two counts of possessing, manufacturing or distributing child ponography.
Nuss was arrested in March after being accused of receiving sex acts from a 14-year-old girl.
He pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree rape, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. In exchange for that plea, the state dropped a second charge of fourth-degree rape.
During court Tuesday, Nuss admitted it happened at Mitchell's Doty Park.
Mosser was arrested in March after being accused of having consensual sex with two minor boys. She pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of fourth-degree rape. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dropped the second charge.
Talbot was arrested in April after being accused of having consensual sex with a minor girl. He pleaded guilty to the charge, admitting in court he had sex with a 14-year-old. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to remain silent for sentencing and if the psychosexual evaluation comes back favorable, the state may join the defense in asking for suspended jail time, according to Talbot's attorney, Bradley Kerner.
Hamilton was arrested in April after being accused of downloading videos of minors engaging in sexual acts. According to court documents, he downloaded five videos between November 2013 and February 2014. He told the court he knew the videos contained child pornography. In exchange for his guilty plea to two counts of possessing, distributing or manufacturing child porn, the state agreed to drop the other three and "not charge him for other known pictures found on his property as far as child pornography pictures," said Bob O'Keefe, deputy Davison County state's attorney.
Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a psychosexual evaluation and a presentence evaluation for each Nuss, Mosser, Talbot and Hamilton, and scheduled their sentencings for September.