Juneau man sentenced for interference, failing to register

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- A twice-convicted sex offender will spend about nine years in prison under terms of a sentence handed down Wednesday in Juneau Superior Court.

George Miyasato, 43, pleaded guilty in October to charges of felony failure to register as a sex offender and interfering with official proceedings.

Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins sentenced him to 15 years in prison with six years suspended.

Two counts of felony sexual abuse of a minor were dropped as part of an earlier plea bargain.

In March, Miyasato was accused of abusing two children. Miyasato had four prior felony convictions, two for sexual assault and one each for burglary and assault. Because of his sexual assault convictions, he was ordered to register as a known sex offender, which he did not.

After the March arrest, he called the mother of the alleged victims while on leave from prison from his public defenders office, according to the charges.



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