- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Juneau teenager suspected of having sex with a girl more than four years younger than he is.

The Juneau Empire (https://bit.ly/1o3o0fj) reports the grand jury last week indicted 19-year-old Michael Conkle on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Conviction for the Class B felony can carry a prison sentence of 5 to 15 years.

Prosecutors say Conkle was 18 when he had sex with a 13-year-old Aug. 29 and that he knew her age.

Under Alaska statutes, a crime is committed if a person 17 years old or older has sex with a child age 13, 14, or 15 and the child is at least four years younger than the older person.

Conkle was arrested Sept. 4. He turned 19 Sunday.

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