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Okla. arrest sends sex offender back to Juneau court

Posted: March 15, 2012 - 12:09am

A Juneau man who was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in 2003 was back in Juneau court this week after he was recently convicted of a drug crime in Oklahoma and was allegedly in the presence of a minor against court orders.

According to charging documents, Adam L. Rogers, 37, was sitting in the backseat of a vehicle with a 4-year-old girl when a sheriff’s deputy pulled the vehicle over for a traffic stop in Osage County, Okla. in early January of this year. The girl’s father was driving the vehicle and the mother was in the front passenger seat, the papers state.

When the father agreed to have his vehicle searched, Rogers was seen stuffing something into the seat before exiting the vehicle. An officer found it to be a wallet that contained a clear plastic bag containing a white powder substance that field tested positive for methamphetine.

Rogers pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled dangerous substance and was sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation, according to an affidavit filed by a probation officer with the Alaska Interstate Probation Office in Anchorage.

The affidavit alleges Rogers violated two conditions of his release for both violating a law and for being in the presence of a minor child without permission from his probation officer.

Rogers was arraigned over the weekend in Juneau by a magistrate after Alaska State Troopers executed a warrant for his arrest on March 12. He is being held on $20,000 bond at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. A bail hearing is scheduled for Friday. He is represented by the Public Defender’s Agency.

In November 2003, Rogers was convicted by a jury of six felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor in Juneau Superior Court. He was sentenced to serve a total of 10 years in prison, but that sentence was reduced on appeal in 2006 to eight years to serve.

As a result, he was placed on probation for a period of 10 years and still has approximately five years remaining, according to the affidavit.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller or at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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