Minot man sentenced to 20 years for GSI

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MINOT, N.D. - A Minot man received a 20-year sentence this afternoon for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

A jury convicted 38-year-old James Burch, Jr. of gross sexual imposition and corruption of a minor in May after an investigation revealed that Burch had sex with the girl in June of 2012, and that he knew that the girl was under the influence of drugs at the time of the encounter.

He must serve 10 years before he is eligible for parole.