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Anchorage man sentenced to lengthy incarceration on multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor

September 19, 2019

(Anchorage, AK) – On September 18, 2019 Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby sentenced Anchorage man Andrew Horton to serve 47 years on multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

An Anchorage jury convicted 46-year-old Horton in February of two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree, four counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree, and one count of Interference with Official Proceedings.

As a first-time felon, Horton faced a sentencing range of 20 to 30 years with a maximum sentence of 99 years. Assistant District Attorney Betsy Bull, who prosecuted the case with Assistant District Attorney Heather Nobrega, asked the court to impose a sentence of 47 years to serve to recognize that Horton is a long-time child molester who should be isolated for the rest of his life to prevent him from committing similar crimes in the future. Judge Saxby instead sentenced Horton to 60 years with 13 years suspended for a total of 47 years of active incarceration. Horton will be on probation for 15 years and required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office thanks Anchorage Police Department Detective Jade Baker for his efforts in the multi-year investigation that led to the convictions in this case and thanks the victims for having the courage to come forward.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Betsy Bull at (907) 269-6300 or bonnie.bull@alaska.gov.

More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.