EIGHT YEARS IN JAIL FOR A 26–YEAR OLD FAIRBANKS MAN WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED TWO YOUNG GIRLS.
MICHAEL LEGETTE, JUNIOR PLED GUILTY AND WAS SENTENCED DURING HEARINGS yesterday IN SUPERIOR COURT.
LEGETTE HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH SIX COUNTS OF SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR, AS WELL AS FELONY THEFT IN ANOTHER CASE.
HE PLED GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR, AND ALL OTHER CHARGES WERE DROPPED.
FAIRBANKS POLICE SAY THE CHARGES WERE IN CONNECTION WITH AN AUGUST 2012 INCIDENT THEY RESPONDED TO AT A SOUTHSIDE RESIDENCE.
LESLIE WALL, THE VICTIM IN THE THEFT CASE AGAINST LEGETTE, SPOKE TO NEWS CENTER 11 ABOUT THE PLEA DEAL.
She said "I made sure that when he pled down on my case, I made testimony to the courts that it wasn't the theft, it was fact that this man is a sexual predator, and I had strong feelings that this was not going to end here, and as you can see he is now going to jail for Sexual Abuse of two minors.
I don't think he should have gotten away as lightly as he had."
LEGETTE MUST ALSO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER FOR THE REST OF THIS LIFE.
ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS, LEGETTE HAD BEEN ACCUSED IN THE PAST OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR IN ANCHORAGE, BUT PLED GUILTY TO A LESSER CHARGE.