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Local man jailed for child sex
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A 39-year-old McMinnville man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in DeKalb County Criminal Court for engaging in sexual activity with two underage teens.Jared Norrod faced up to 60 years in prison, but was given the 15-year sentence by Judge David Patterson.The sex acts occurred at a relative’s house in DeKalb County and took place in April 2014, according to the grand jury indictment. The indictment lists the ages of the two juveniles as between 13 and 18, with one of them being a relative.In addition to his own sexual activity, law enforcement officials say Norrod took pictures of the juveniles engaging in sex, had such photographs in his possession, and uploaded them to a computer.Norrod entered no-contest pleas to charges of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual battery by an authority figure, especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, and incest. A no-contest plea is viewed as a guilty plea in the eye of the court.He received a nine-year sentence for especially aggravated sexual exploitation and six years for aggravated sexual exploitation.