Kenai, Alaska (KINY) – On Oct. 26, 2023, following a three-week trial, a Kenai jury found 61-year-old Kelly David Crane guilty of four felony sexual offenses, including one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree, one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree, and two counts of Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree.
The convictions related to acts Crane committed against three of his granddaughters over the course of the summer and fall of 2019.
The victims were ages 4, 10, and 12 at the time of the offenses.
The jury heard from 15 total witnesses across 15 total trial days.
The jury returned the above verdicts after deliberating for three days.
Following his conviction, Crane was remanded into custody of the Department of Corrections pending a sentencing hearing that has been scheduled for April 5, 2024, at 8:30 a.m.
Crane faces a presumptive sentence of 25 to 35 years on the single count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree alone and a maximum sentence of 99 years for each of his four convictions.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Julie Matucheski and Assistant District Attorney Sam Scott. The Alaska State Troopers conducted the investigation.