Former Fairbanks tutor convicted of sexual abuse of minor

FAIRBANKS — A former Fairbanks public school tutor has been found guilty of forcing a boy to have sex with him in 2010.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that a Fairbanks jury on Tuesday convicted Claude Fowlkes III of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fowlkes in 2010 worked at Tanana Middle School. The boy was not a district student at the time.

Prosecutors say Fowlkes offered the victim $100 to help him move from his apartment and then forced him to have sex.

Fowlkes is also charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor in connection to allegations made by a student at Hutchison High School accused him of abuse in 2014. A trial date for that case will be set later this month.

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