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Mitchell sex offender arrested for not telling about move

The Mitchell Police Division arrested a sex offender Monday for failure to provide written notice of a change in his address.

Dustin James Nordrum was convicted in December of fourth-degree rape. Judge Sean O'Brien sentenced Nordrum to five years in prison, but suspended the execution of the sentence if Nordrum followed certain terms of probation. He spent 75 days in Davison County Jail on the charge.

Monday, the Mitchell Police Division received word Nordrum gave a girl younger than 18 some cold pills knowing she was going to use them to become intoxicated, said Detective Lt. Don Everson.

"We interviewed her and found (Nordrum) at his new residence," Everson said. "That's when we found out about the address violation."

Nordrum failed to follow the terms of his probation when he did not notify the Mitchell Police Division of his new address within three days, which is required by law for registered sex offenders.

He also is accused of violating his probation by having contact with a person younger than 18.

"He admitted he kissed the girl and asked her to be his girlfriend," Everson said.

Failure to give notice of his change in address is a felony punishable by two years in prison, a $4,000 fine or both.

Nordrum is also charged with distribution of a substance for the purpose of intoxication and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, each of which are misdemeanors punishable by one year in jail, a $2,000 fine or both.

Nordrum will probably return to court for a judge to determine whether he'll serve prison time or receive a lesser sentence.

Nordrum remains in the Davison County Jail.