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Mitchell man charged with fourth-degree rape

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A 20-year-old Mitchell man was arrested Aug. 9 for allegedly have sex with a 15-year-old girl last year in a vehicle parked at Dakota Wesleyan University.

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Anthony Paulsen is charged with fourth-degree rape, a felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine,

According to court documents, the victim of Paulsen's alleged rape told local law enforcement that she and Paulsen had sex once in Paulsen's vehicle in the Prather Hall parking lot at DWU. Paulsen told law enforcement the incident occurred on Nov. 14, 2012, which means Paulsen was 19 years old at the time, while the victim was 15 years old.

Paulsen is scheduled to appear in court in September.

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