A two–year old Fairbanks sex assault case involving a 40–year old local man and a teenage girl has now reached an end.
During hearings late Wednesday afternoon,Robert Lajiness was given a TEN YEAR prison term.
Earlier this year, in accordance with a plea agreement, he pled guilty to charges of Third Degree Sexual Assault, and Felony Drug Misconduct in the Fourth Degree.
As part of that plea deal struck with prosecutors, Lajiness must also register as a sex offender for the next 15–years.
Back in August, 2010, Lajiness was indicted on multiple felony charges, including drugs and sex crimes involving a minor child.
Authorities say Lajiness gave alcohol and cocaine to a 14–year–old girl in late January of that year and sexually assaulted the teen while she was incapacitated.
At the time of his arrest, Lajiness was a convicted felon with several prior convictions, some of which were related to drugs and assault.
Meanwhile, another long–running sex abuse case is also set to end during scheduled hearings set for today.
25–year old Quinn Konetski faces 10–years in jail on charges he sexually abused young boys over an extended period of time during the last decade.
During hearings earlier this year, Konetski pleaded guilty to a single count of Second–Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
According to Alaska State Troopers, Konetski molested teenage boys over a two year period.
The alleged abuse came to light in July, 2010 when one of the boys told investigators he had sex with Konetski on about 20 occasions between 2006 and 2008.
The boy also provided troopers with information about three other boys who might have been abused by Konetski.