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Grand jury hands down 5 indictments

Posted: April 10, 2012 - 12:01am

Five people in Southeast Alaska were indicted by a grand jury Friday, two of whom were charged with child sex abuse.

A 19-year-old Haines man, Tyler J. Thomas, was indicted on two counts of second-degree sex abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sex abuse of a minor. Those are class ‘B’ and ‘C’ felonies, respectively, that can carry up to 10 or five years in prison, respectively.

An 18-year-old Hoonah man, Greggory C. Wright, was charged with one count of first-degree sex abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree sex abuse of a minor. First-degree sex abuse of a minor is an unclassified felony.

Also indicted were Steven W. Stiner, 59, for third-degree weapons misconduct for being a felon in possession of a gun; Olin Patrick Gullufsen, 39, for second-degree drug misconduct for possessing heroin with intent to deliver; and Robert M. Vidic, 53, for felony driving while intoxicated.

The drug charge is a class ‘A’ felony that can carry up to 20 years in prison. The charges against Stiner and Vidic are both class ‘C’ felonies.

Indictments are formal accusations of illegal activity, not convictions.

The district attorney’s office presents cases to the grand jury each Friday.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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