Haines man sentenced for molesting 6-year-old girl

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- A Haines man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl.

Richard Warren, 23, was found guilty of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor earlier this year.

At his sentencing hearing in Juneau Superior Court, Warren said he believed he was going to jail because his attorney, Philip Pallenberg, did not subpoena any witnesses on his behalf and because he is an Alaska Native.

Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks said Warren's race is not the reason he's going to jail but the fact that he molested a 6-year-old girl, who also happened to be an Alaska Native.

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