SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – 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.