Wasilla man convicted of sex abuse of daughter

Devin Kelly

A 42-year-old Wasilla man was convicted Monday of sexually abusing one of his daughters over the course of three years, according to a statement from the Alaska attorney general's office.

Authorities withheld the man's name to protect the identity of the victim, who was living in Anchorage at the time of the abuse. The abuse began in 2008 when the victim was in third grade and continued until 2011, and "included multiple occasions of sexual penetration," the statement said.

A parent of one of the victim's friends reported the allegations to Alaska State Troopers in Palmer, and the case was referred to the Anchorage Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit for investigation, the statement said.

The man was convicted of one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Sentencing has been set for August. The defendant faces at least 30 years in prison.

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