Fort Yukon man receives five and a half year term for sex abuse.

A 22 year old Fort Yukon man, who was indicted last July on three sex crime charges involving two teenagers, was given a five and a half year prison term after striking a plea deal with

State prosecutors.

During hearings Thursday morning, Devon Adams pleaded guilty to two counts of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

In exchange for the plea, a more serious charge of First-Degree Sexual Assault, an Unclassified Felony offense that carries a maximum 99 years in jail, was dismissed.

Alaska State Troopers say Adams abused the two girls on different occasions in December, 2009 and between March and April of 2011.

Court records say the girls were 13 and 15 years of age when the abuse began.