Man sentenced in Alaska intent-to-abuse case

ANCHORAGE — A 65-year-old West Virginia man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for traveling to Alaska with intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Anchorage says Thomas Daniel Niswander of Princeton was sentenced Friday .

Prosecutors say a Homeland Security agent contacted Niswander in an Internet chat room as Niswander solicited information about traveling to Cambodia for a “kiddie hunt.”

Niswander instead arranged to fly to Alaska. Prosecutors say he was taped at an Anchorage airport expecting to be set up with a 9-year-old girl.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:18

Alaska unemployment stays flat in March

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in March, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Labor, but the state still has many... Read more