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Sentencing hearing for Joshua Burger rescheduled

Posted: November 14, 2012 - 1:02am
Joshua David Burger, 37, appears in Juneau Superior Court for a status hearing on Tuesday. Burger pleaded guilty to a reduced felony charge of indecent exposure in September.  Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Joshua David Burger, 37, appears in Juneau Superior Court for a status hearing on Tuesday. Burger pleaded guilty to a reduced felony charge of indecent exposure in September.

The sentencing hearing for Joshua David Burger has been postponed to later this month.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg rescheduled the hearing for Nov. 30.

During a status hearing on Tuesday, Burger’s attorney Julie Willoughby requested more time to respond to the pre-sentence report, which she said she received last week.

State statues give defendants at least 10 days to respond to those reports, which are written by probation officers with the Department of Corrections and include recommendations for sentencing and treatment.

Burger, 37, pleaded guilty in September to felony indecent exposure, and he entered into a plea agreement that calls for eight years of jail time with six years suspended.

The judge will decide whether to accept the plea deal during sentencing, previously scheduled to take place Friday.

Burger was originally indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Those charges were ultimately dismissed, and then he was re-indicted on four counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Those charges were dropped in lieu of the reduced charge of indecent exposure.

Burger, a former Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. employee, is currently in custody at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

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