The Homer News is reporting that a Superior Court judge sentenced Stephen Boyle to 10 years in jail, with six years of that sentenced suspended. Boyle is the former assistant fire chief of Kachemak Emergency Services.
Boyle was arrested by Homer Police in June last year on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse after a woman alleged that he sexually abused her over six years. On Aug. 14, Judge Charles Huguelet sentenced Boyle on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Boyle entered a plea agreement with the Kenai District Attorney’s office, pleading guilty to the charge.
As part of the agreement, Boyle will serve four years of jail time and will be on supervised probation for the next 10 years. However, if Boyle commits a crime after being released from prison, he could be required to serve the remaining six years of his sentence.
Boyle is also not allowed to contact the woman, which he is related to, and he is required to pay $6,400 in restitution. Boyle is also required to file as a sex offender.