Sex offender relocated to halfway house in Juneau

Recently released convict may seek approval to leave town

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2001

Convicted child molester Jack Leck II was released from Juneau's state prison Wednesday and is living at Glacier Manor, a halfway house in the Lemon Creek industrial area.

Although Leck reportedly told a prison official he wanted to leave Juneau and move to Anchorage upon his release, he has not yet asked for permission, said Martie Correa, chief probation officer for Southeast. Leck must have state approval before leaving town, she said.

Leck, on supervised parole through May 2003, also is not allowed to leave the country and has to clear some hurdles to leave the state, Correa said.

"If he moves out of state, he has to be accepted for supervision by the receiving state before we can even send him," she said.

The state Department of Corrections notified nine agencies of Leck's mandatory release, prompting the Juneau School District to distribute a memo warning that Leck was considered dangerous and a predator of 12- to 14-year-old boys, luring them with candy, alcohol and drugs. The memo said Juneau police had advised the district Leck probably will strike again.

Leck, now 49, was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in 1984 and 1985 after police searched his Anchorage home and found pornographic photos of nude boys from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Police later established Leck molested the boys. Police also seized weapons and explosives in the raid.

Leck was released from an Anchorage prison in 1996, but was reincarcerated after he violated parole by keeping company with minors. He was transferred to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in 2000.

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