Wasilla man convicted of sexual abusing minor daughter


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On March 17, a 42 year-old Wasilla man was convicted of sexually abusing one of his daughters over the course of several years. The defendant’s name is not being revealed to protect the identity of his victim daughter. The abuse began in 2008, when the victim was in third grade, and continued until 2011. At the time of the abuse, the defendant lived in Anchorage. The sexual abuse included multiple occasions of sexual penetration.

A parent of one of the victim’s friends reported allegations of sexual abuse to the Alaska State Troopers in Palmer. The case was referred to the Anchorage Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit for investigation.

The defendant was convicted of one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

The defendant faces a sentence of at least 30 years in prison as a result of his convictions. He will be sentenced in August 2014 by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby.

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