Seymour resident pleaded guilty to 3 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor

A man who recently pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Brock Cole Mitchell, 23, of Seymour was arrested on those Level 4 felony charges and three other felony charges in February after an investigation into allegations he had sex with teenage girls on several occasions in 2015 and 2016.

Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter ordered Mitchell to serve nine one-year sentences on each count, and those sentences were to be served consecutively. The sentences, however, are to be served concurrently to the sentences Mitchell already had received in two separate cases.

Poynter also gave Mitchell 14 days credit for time served and 4.66 days of good time credit and ordered him to register as a sexual offender after completing his sentences.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Mitchell told Detective Troy Munson with the Seymour Police Department during an interview Jan. 25 that he had sex with one teenage girl a maximum of 10 times and as many as three times with a second teen. One of the teens was 13 at the time.

That teen told police Mitchell had sexual intercourse with her several times between February and December 2015 at a home in the Seymour area. That teen also told investigators Mitchell had sex with two other teens.

As part of the plea agreement, the state agreed to dismiss a Level 1 felony count of child molesting, a fourth count of sexual misconduct with a minor and a Level 6 felony count of child solicitation against Mitchell.

On June 15, 2015, Mitchell pleaded guilty to a Level 6 felony charge of criminal confinement in an unrelated case in Jackson Circuit Court. At that time, Poynter sentenced him to one year in jail and suspended 361 days. Mitchell received two days credit time and was ordered to enroll in and complete an anger management program.