Kodiak resident to serve five years for sexual abuse of a minor

    Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) - Kodiak resident Kevin Hochmuth was ordered to serve five years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor.

    Kevin Hochmuth is 22 years old and was charged for engaging in sex with a 15-year-old child while in his 20s in the months of May and July of 2021.

    On August 5th, Hochmuth was ordered to serve five years in prison.

    Hochmuth pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

    Additionally, Hochmuth pled guilty to escape in the second degree.

    He had removed his ankle monitor while on house arrest.

    For the two crimes, Superior Court Judge Stephen B. Wallace gave a composite sentence of 12 years with seven years suspended, with five years to serve.

    Judge Wallace enacted ten years of probation for sexual abuse and five years of probation for the escape conviction.

    Judge Wallace explained this is why the law protects minors who are too young and undeveloped to make these types of decisions.

    He also reprimanded the defendant for knowing what he was doing was wrong and admitting that he knew her age would get them in trouble, and choosing to continue.

    "A minor child, such as the one in this case, does not fully understand the consequences of these types of relationships at 15 years old," Judge Wallace said.

    On top of that, the court discussed Alaska's ill fame in having the highest incidents of sexual assault and sexual abuse along with domestic violence in America per capita.

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