North Pole man gets five years for sexually abusing a minor

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska A North Pole man was sentenced to five years in Jail for sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

22-year-old Denver Cline the 3rd was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in the first degree, and one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree.(John Dougherty/KTVF)

22-year-old Denver Cline the 3rd was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in the first degree, and one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree. Cline took a plea deal last year and pleaded guilty to one count of second degree sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison with seven suspended, for a total time served of five years. He will get credit for time served.

The victim spoke at the sentencing, saying she will never hate him... and even though it gives her nightmares, she still forgives him.

Cline also spoke at the hearing saying that he is sorry and that the victim never should have had to go through what he put her through.