FAIRBANKS (AP) A Fairbanks man has pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree sexual assault in the rape of a 17-year-old girl.
Allen R. Greer, 40, will serve 15 years in prison under a plea agreement approved Thursday in Superior Court. State prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The no contest plea means Greer is considered formally convicted of the charge. His previous record, including a 2001 stalking conviction, made him subject to a possible sentence of 15 years or more.
He also faces as many as 10 years of probation following his release from prison and will have to register as a sex offender on the state's database for the rest of his life.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 13.
Greer was accused of inviting the teenager to his apartment March 21, saying there would be a party there, police said.
There was no party when the girl arrived but Greer gave the girl alcohol before the assault, police said.
Greer had been scheduled for trial next week.
After being escorted into the courtroom by Alaska State Troopers, Greer initially asked Superior Court Judge Niesje Steinkruger if he could have another day to think about the plea agreement. However, he agreed to proceed after talking further with his defense attorney, Lori Bodwell.
When Greer is sentenced, the 15 years in prison time he receives will be added to time he will have to serve in the 2001 stalking case. Greer received suspended time in that case that he will have to serve for violating terms of his probation.
The 2001 case involved allegations that he stalked his estranged wife and her teenage daughter for more than three months.
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