Guilty plea entered for man accused of abusing minors

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska 61-year-old Robert Houger of Salcha was arrested in 2017, and pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

61-year-old Robert Houger of Salcha was arrested in 2017, and pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Houger took a deal yesterday in court, and pleaded guilty to 2 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. The other two counts were dropped.

Houger will be required to serve 9 years in prison with 4 suspended. He will have 10 years of probation, and be required to register as a sex offender for life.

Both of Houger's victims spoke at the hearing about the pain he caused them.