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Juneau grand jury indicts 3

Posted: April 15, 2012 - 12:08am

Three people in Juneau were indicted by a grand jury Friday.

Charles Frank Fawcett Jr., 48, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, a felony.

As the Empire reported earlier, Fawcett was arrested April 4 by the Juneau Police Department when they contacted him near a city bus stop on Willoughby Avenue.

Police said in a release a check of Fawcett’s criminal history revealed he was out of compliance with the Alaska Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry.

Online court records indicate he has failed to register as a sex offender before, both in 2006 and 2009. Online court records show he was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, a felony, in 1997.

Court records also show he has an extensive criminal history in Juneau that dates back to the late 1980s. He has multiple assault convictions, as well as convictions for lewdness, disorderly conduct, harassment, criminal mischief, furnishing alcohol to a minor and criminal trespass, records show.

Another man, Matthew Ray Gilchrest, 27, was indicted on two counts of third-degree assault, a felony. The indictment states he recklessly placed another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury with a knife on April 6.

Online court records show Gilchrest also has another open city court case active for criminal mischief for damaging property.

Gilchrest’s only previous conviction appears to be for carrying a deadly weapon in 2004, records show.

Joshua David Burger, 37, was also indicted on two counts of first-degree sex abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree sex abuse of a minor.

For more on that story, please see the article below titled, “Joshua Burger re-indicted for child sex abuse.”

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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