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Anchorage Man Sentenced For 2018 Attempted Child Abduction

December 15, 2020

(Anchorage, AK) – Today, Retired Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced 21-year-old Lor Lee to 8 years in prison for attempting to abduct a 13-year-old boy via knifepoint near Fire Lake on July 17, 2018. Lee pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Kidnapping, a class A felony, and one count of third-degree assault on September 17, 2019, and stipulated that his conduct was “among the most serious” attempted kidnappings and that he employed a dangerous instrument in furtherance of the offense.

At sentencing, Judge Wolverton called the young boy a “real hero.” He noted that the facts of the case necessarily cause one to think about their own children or grandchildren and wonders if the young boy “will ever be able to look at a sunny July day the same way as long as he lives.” Judge Wolverton found that despite Lee’s lack of prior criminal convictions, community condemnation of this offense requires a fairly significant period of incarceration in this matter.

Lee in currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Lee will serve a composite sentence of 20 years with 12 years suspended, to be followed by a period of probation of 10 years, on the attempted kidnapping conviction. He was also sentenced to serve 2 years concurrently for the third-degree assault conviction. Lee will be required to register on the State of Alaska Sex Offender/Child Kidnapper Registry for a period of 15 years from release from custody.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay at (907) 269-6300 or patrick.mckay@alaska.gov.

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Department Media Contact:Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr at (907) 269-5285 or maria.bahr@alaska.gov.