A Haines man has been indicted by a Juneau grand jury on 29 felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Alfred M. Anderson Jr., 40, was originally charged with seven counts following his arrest on Jan. 22 in Haines. A grand jury brought the 29-count indictment on Feb. 2 for alleged abuse of a 14-year-old girl that "has been occurring on nearly a daily basis since 2001," according to court documents.
Anderson has pleaded not guilty and a 5-day trial has been set to begin on May 11 in Haines. He has been lodged in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center with bail set at $100,000.
Multiple calls to the Juneau District Attorney's office on Thursday were not returned as of press time.
According to a police affidavit, Alaska State Troopers received a complaint on Jan. 19 from a man who claimed his 14-year-old daughter had received an instant message on her computer from a 14-year-old friend alleging she had been molested by a relative since she was 7 years old.
Troopers contacted the alleged victim at school the following day, who denied sending the message or that any abuse had occurred. On Jan. 21, the victim was flown to Juneau to the Child Advocacy Center for a physical exam and forensic interview.
The victim told investigators that Anderson would usually come to her bedroom around midnight and force oral sex on her, according to court documents.
Troopers obtained an electronic monitoring and recording warrant on Jan. 21, which was executed the following day by a relative of the victim that contacted Anderson via telephone. At first Anderson denied the accusations but when confronted with the details and asked if they were true he allegedly said "yes," according to documents.
During his first court appearance before Haines magistrate John Hutchins on Jan. 23, trooper Josh Bentz said, based on statements from Anderson's mother, a drinking problem "was a factor" in the alleged abuse, according to court documents.
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