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Mitchell man pleads guilty to two counts of touching young girl

A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of sexual contact with a child. Donald Jackson, 30, admitted during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell to sexually touching a girl, who was between age...

The Davison County Public Safety Center, which holds the county's jail, is pictured Tuesday. (Luke Hagen/Republic)
The Davison County Public Safety Center, which holds the county's jail, is pictured Tuesday. (Luke Hagen/Republic)

A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of sexual contact with a child.

Donald Jackson, 30, admitted during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell to sexually touching a girl, who was between age 6 and 7, on two occasions in 2016. Jackson said he touched the girl between Jan. 1 and Oct. 15, 2016, when the girl was 6 years old. He said he then touched her again on Oct. 16, when she was 7-years-old. A third sexual contact charge was dismissed.

According to court documents, Jackson reported the incidents to Mitchell police on Oct. 21. At the time, he allegedly said he touched the girl up to eight times over two years, and he was originally charged with first-degree rape.

Jackson faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $60,000 fine, and he will be required to register as a sex offender, according to court disposition. He also faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison for each count, although they could run concurrent, or at the same time.

A presentence investigation and psychosexual evaluation were ordered. Sentencing was scheduled for April.

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