After a Decade on the Run, Man Sentenced for Abuse

An Alaska man who eluded authorities for nearly a decade has been sentenced for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1990s.

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by Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD - An Alaska man who eluded authorities for nearly a decade has been sentenced for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1990s.

Fifty-year-old Franklin Patrom of Juneau, Alaska, was sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to sodomy charges.

Prosecutors say the abuse started in 1992 when the victim was 9 and continued until 1996. When the girl reported the abuse in 2001, Patrom fled Springfield. He was arrested in 2003 in Alaska but posted bond and again fled. He was arrested again in 2011 and transferred to Greene County to await trial.

Patrom agreed to a plea deal that will require him to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.