Former Alaska researcher pleads guilty to lewdness

A former University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher who was facing a sex abuse charge in Utah involving a teenage boy from Alaska has pleaded guilty to a charge of lewdness involving a child.
Jeffrey Werner was sentenced to two months in jail following his recent plea.
The 47-year-old Werner was charged last year in Garfield County, Utah, one of the sites he took teenagers on trips with the FFA, the organization formerly known as Future Farmers of America.
Werner was Alaska state adviser for the organization.
He was indicted by a grand jury in Utah, and arrested in and jail in the Fairbanks area in early February of last year.
According to court information, Werner has paid 10-thousand dollars restitution to the victim and a thousand dollar fine.