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Softball coach sentenced for sexually assaulting girl

May 23, 2019

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A former Mitchell softball coach has been sentenced to spend five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl last year.

Thirty-seven-year-old Andrew Murphy earlier pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape. He was sentenced to 15 years in the state penitentiary with 10 years suspended on Tuesday.

According to court documents, Murphy invited the 14-year-old victim to his home in Mitchell last August. Murphy was a coach on the Mitchell junior varsity softball team.

He was also ordered to pay more than $4,400 in restitution and court costs.

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