Final 2 suspects sentenced in Marshall County sex abuse case
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The final suspects charged in a Marshall County sexual abuse case involving a teenager have been sentenced.
Twenty-year-old Michael Mejilla and 28-year-old Dustin Purcell were among five men charged in 2017 with illegal sexual interactions with a girl who was younger than 16. All of the suspects accepted plea agreements.
The American News reports that Purcell was sentenced to serve six years for statutory rape and possession of child pornography. Mejilla was sentenced to serve 1 ½ years for statutory rape and solicitation of a minor.
The two men from Britton also must pay restitution and fines.
Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com