A Juneau man accused of sexual abuse of a minor may be spending the next 25-years in prison.
Ronald W. Blue, 39, appeared in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday and changed his plea to guilty to a single consolidated count of first degree sexual abuse of a minor. That’s for the abuse of a seven-year old child starting in 2007 and lasting nearly two years.
Blue was initially indicted in March on seven charges. He turned himself into police. The other six charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Sentencing is planned for September 18th.
Blue will likely be sentenced to 40-years in prison with 15-years suspended. He’ll be on probation for another 20-years and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.
The sentence will include aggravators such as for the most severe form of abuse and for a vulnerable victim.
Blue is forbidden to contact the victim, victim’s family, or foster family without permission. He’s forbidden to have prolonged contact with anyone under 18-years of age.
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