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McCormick to serve 10 year jail sentence for Chignik Lagoon child abuse case

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KDLG: A Chignik Lagoon man is serving a ten year jail sentence for the sexual abuse of a young child.

Larry Pete McCormick, 52, was charged with first degree sexual abuse of a minor last fall, after a state trooper investigation. Troopers were alerted to the abuse in August, and charged McCormick by September.

The disturbing abuse occurred when McCormick agreed to watch young children for a night in Chignik Lagoon. The victim said she woke up while being molested, and was able to get away from the perpetrator.

After his arrest in September, McCormick posted bail and returned briefly to the village, which caused significant stress for many. He pleaded guilty in November on a reduced charge of second degree sexual abuse of a minor. Judge Greg Miller sentenced McCormick on May 1, ordering him to ten years in jail and five years’ probation. His jail sentence began immediately.