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Mitchell teen accused of fourth-degree rape

A Mitchell man is accused of receiving oral sex from a minor in August.

Jonah Sturgeon, 19, is charged with fourth-degree rape, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. The victim reported to police that she performed oral sex on Sturgeon while at the Mitchell Technical Institute apartments. Sturgeon confirmed with police that the event occurred.

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