Dallas McCormick is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Tuesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Springfield man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to having sex with teen

A Springfield man has been sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old.

Dallas McCormick, 24, was sentenced to 16 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty on June 1 to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, according to Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll.

According to an affidavit filed in McCormick’s case, the 15-year-old victim went to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 19 and said she and McCormick began a relationship in June 2019.

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The teen said McCormick moved into her home with her and her parents until her parents were evicted, the affidavit said. The two then moved in with McCormick’s mother.

McCormick and the victim got into an argument in November and the victim moved out to go live with her grandparents, according to the affidavit. It was around that time the victim was interviewed by sheriff’s detectives.

McCormick was interviewed by sheriff’s detectives on Feb. 3, where he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old, the affidavit said.

“He admitted his sexual relationship with (the victim) knowing she was 15 years of age and stated her parents said it was okay,” the affidavit said.

As a result of McCormick’s conviction, he will be considered a Tier 2 sex offender, meaning after he leaves prison he will have to register his address with law enforcement where he lives for the next 25 years.

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