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Abshere pleads guilty to felony sex charge

Could face life in prison without possibility of parole

Kristopher Abshere, 33, has pleaded guilty to a Class AA felony charge for impregnating a 14-year-old girl in 2022.

Abshere was arrested last June after it was revealed he'd impregnated the 14-year-old, and was charged with gross sexual imposition of a minor under 15 years old, a Class AA felony.

According to court documents, Abshere had been living with the girl and her family since May 2021, at...