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Mitchell man gets 2 1/2 years for sex with minor

A man charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl was ordered to spend more than two years in prison. James Normile, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, 7 1/2 suspended with credit for 75 days served, for fourth-de...

A man charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl was ordered to spend more than two years in prison.

James Normile, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, 7 1/2 suspended with credit for 75 days served, for fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, court documents state.

The charge stems from Normile's arrest on Jan. 1 after a woman witnessed Normile having sex with a 15-year-old girl inside a residence in Mitchell.

In addition, Normile was ordered to pay $5,200.80 in fines, costs and restitution.

Normile was also sentenced Friday on another matter, in which he was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor for convincing a 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit images in July 2015.

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On that matter, Normile was sentenced to two years in prison, to run concurrently - or at the same time - with the rape sentence.

Two charges of obstructing police, a jailer or a firefighter and one charge each of impersonation to deceive law enforcement and resisting arrest were dismissed.

Normile was arrested on the sexual exploitation charge in October after police deployed a Taser on him inside the Davison County Courthouse after he tried to escape custody, authorities said.

He has faced multiple charges dating back to 2012, including a third-or-subsequent offense simple assault charge and a charge of shoplifting from a Mitchell electronics store.

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