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Greenville man arrested for rape of young female relative

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. --Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a Greenville man for sex crimes against a young relative. Dennis Mitchell, 40, was arrested on March 15 by the Butler County Sheriff's Office and taken to the Butler County Jail. 

Attorney General Strange's Office presented evidence to a Butler County grand jury on March 11,  resulting in Mitchell's  indictment*.  Specifically, the indictment charges Mitchell with first-degree rape by forcible compulsion, second-degree rape by someone over the age of 16 of a victim  between ages 12 and 16, second-degree sodomy by someone over the age of 16 of a victim  between ages 12 and 16, and incest. 

A separate charge of first-degree rape is pending against Mitchell in a 2011 indictment resulting from evidence presented by the Butler County District Attorney's Office.  Because the District Attorney's Office later recused itself from this case, both indictments are being prosecuted by the Attorney General's Criminal Trials Division.

The indictments involve separate instances involving the same victim, a young girl who was between the ages of 12 and 14 years old at the time of the crimes.

No further information about the investigation or about Mitchell's alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictments may be released at this time.

If convicted, Mitchell faces a maximum penalty up to life imprisonment for each count of first-degree rape, a class A felony; two to 20 years for each of the counts of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy, which are class B felonies; and one to 10 years for the count of incest, which is a class C felony.

Attorney General Strange commended Assistant Attorneys General Ternisha Miles and Kelly Hawkins Godwin of his Criminal Trials Division and Special Agents of his Investigations Division. He also thanked the Butler County Sheriff's Office, who made the arrest on Friday.

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