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Judge revokes probation for convicted sex offender

Adam L. Rogers could serve up to 5 years for violating probation

Posted: April 27, 2012 - 12:05am

A Juneau man convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in 2003 could potentially be headed back to prison.


A Juneau Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Adam L. Rogers, 36, violated terms of his probation when he violated a law, drug misconduct, in Oklahoma.


Rogers pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine in January after a sheriff’s deputy found the drugs during a traffic stop in Osage County, Okla., according to an affidavit filed in support of the probation revocation.


Rogers was also alleged to be in the presence of a minor without permission from his probation officer, though that was not the reason why Judge Philip Pallenberg ruled Rogers violated probation.


“I am satisfied that this case falls on the side of the line where I should and can find a violation,” Pallenberg said.


Pallenberg added he based his decision on the Oklahoma court’s judgment, Rogers’ guilty plea and testimony from a probation officer who spoke to the arresting officer in Oklahoma.


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 10 years in prison, but that sentence was reduced on appeal in 2006 to eight years to serve with five years suspended.


Rogers was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation. He had approximately five years probation remaining to serve.


Because Pallenberg ruled Rogers violated probation, the judge could potentially sentence Rogers to serve the remainder, or a portion, of his five-year suspended jail sentence.


That hearing is planned for this summer on July 5.


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

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