After a seven-day trial in Dillingham, a jury found Samuel Nicketa, 37, guilty of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.
Samuel Nicketa, a 37-year-old from Manokotak, was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a minor four years ago.
In a statement, the Alaska Department of Law said, “According to the evidence presented at the trial… Nicketa approached a 10-year-old girl while she was sleeping in November 2014 and touched her genitals with his hand.”
After a seven-day trial, a jury found Nicketa guilty of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, which is a felony.
A sentencing hearing will be held in February. Nicketa has two prior convictions for sexual offenses, so the presumptive term he faces is 99 years in prison.
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