ANCHORAGE -

Allen Kelly Miller was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison with 5 years of probation for sexually assaulting teens at the hospital where he worked last year.

According to court documents 29-year-old Miller – a former patient care technician at Providence Alaska Medical Center – admitted to sexual penetration of a 14-year-old girl and sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl while the girls were patients at the hospital.

At the time of the attacks, Miller was was employed to oversee the girls' care in the pediatric department.

State prosecutors argued a near-maximum sentence was needed for Miller because he abused his power as a medical attendant over young girls who were easily manipulated.

The father of the 14-year-old victim pleaded with the judge in court: "Please take under consideration when you sentence him that he should have to spend the rest of his life thinking about what he did," the man said. "My daughter lays in bed thinking about what he did to her everyday."

The defense said Miller deserved a lesser sentence because the girls were old enough to stop unwanted action and because miller has no prior convictions.

"Every day, just thinking about all the hurt I've caused, the man I was, disgusts me," Miller said in court. "No one deserves to suffer for my offense except for me."

The judge allowed 3 years of jail time to be suspended, and with good behavior, Miller could be released within 8 years.

Miller will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released.