Sterling Allan

Sterling Allan

PROVO-- A Fountain Green man pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing two infant girls between 2003 and 2009 while living in Eagle Mountain.

Court records show Sterling Allan entered guilty pleas before Judge Darold McDade to two first-degree felony charges of attempted sodomy on a child.

Allan, 52, was found through a joint operation between the FBI and the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. A court affidavit states the FBI became aware of Allan in December 2015 when they found his YouTube channel. In several videos he admits to being a pedophile who has committed several sex offenses against children, reports state.

The victims were interviewed in January 2016 and told police that because of their age they don’t remember the abuse, reports state.

“We feel that the Utah County Attorney’s Office has proactively reached out here to speak up for two victims whose voices could not be heard because of age,” said Craig Johnson, prosecuting attorney.

Allan will be sentenced June 17.

Johnson said Allan will likely serve two consecutive terms for his charges. Each felony charge carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years to life, but because of the sentencing guidelines, Johnson said Allan will likely have his first parole hearing in 22 years.

“Certainly 22 years minimum fits the punitive needs of our community,” Johnson said.

Kurt Hanson is the Breaking News and Courts reporter for the Daily Herald. He can be reached via email at khanson@heraldextra.com. Follow him on Twitter: @hansonherald.

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