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Una man sentenced to 40 years for abusing 2 teenage girls

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Una man sentenced to 40 years for abusing 2 teenage girls

James Dimsdale

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A Spartanburg County man who authorities say filmed himself urinating and defecating on a victim as well as directing her to have sex with a dog has received a 40-year prison sentence.

Local media outlets report that 41-year-old James Dimsdale of Una was sentenced Monday. Prosecutor Barry Barnette told a judge that investigators recovered videos of Dimsdale performing sexual acts with minors. Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies arrested him in 2012.

Prosecutors say Dimsdale sexually assaulted two teenage girls over a seven-year period beginning in 2003.

Dimsdale pleaded guilty to child neglect, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

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