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Two sentenced on felony charges

Two people were sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court. Andrew Levi Dunham, 22, Streeter, N.D., pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony. Dunham was accused of engaging in one or more sexual acts with an indivi...

Two people were sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court.

Andrew Levi Dunham, 22, Streeter, N.D., pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony.

Dunham was accused of engaging in one or more sexual acts with an individual less than 15 years old from about Aug. 1-15, 2011.

Judge Thomas Merrick sentenced Dunham to two years with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with one year, 364 days suspended and credit for one day already served.

Dunham was sentenced to five years supervised probation, five years prohibition from owning or possessing a firearm and must register as a sex offender for five years. He is to pay a $900 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $650 fine, $25 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment fee and $25 victim-witness fee.

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A Class A felony carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and $20,000 fine.

Joni Lynn Otto, no age available, Medina, N.D., was sentenced on Class C felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Otto was accused of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia used to manufacture, convert or analyze a substance other than marijuana on or about Nov. 13, 2011.

Judge John Greenwood sentenced Otto to two years supervised probation and two years prohibition from owning or possessing a firearm.

Otto was ordered to pay a $100 defense/facility fee, $25 indigent defense application fee and $50 in victim-witness fees.

A Class C felony carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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