ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage man was sentenced in California to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing his minor step-daughter nearly two decades ago.
Antonio Bates, 46, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a child on May 18, 2011.
Bates admitted to sexually abusing his step-daughter while they lived on military bases at Fort Riley, Kan., in Germany, and Fort Hunter-Liggett, in Monterey, Calif., from approximately 1990 through July 1996, according to the plea agreement.
The FBI initiated the investigation when the victim notified the Anchorage Police Department of the abuse, more than 10 years after the sexual abuse ended.
“Our office takes sexual abuse crimes, particularly those against children, very seriously,” U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said. “We are grateful that the victim came forward and hope this lengthy sentence brings her some measure of relief.”