Teen charged with 31 child-sex felonies
JUNEAU - A grand jury has indicted a local teen on 31 felony charges of sexual crimes against a child, who was no older than 7 at the time.
Ted J. Peden, 19, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, one count of solicitation of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, and 29 counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
The charges allege that the incidents occurred between August 2003 and February 2004. The alleged victim turned 7 during that time, according to the indictment.
Man charged after release from jail
JUNEAU - A man accused of violating a protective order and assaulting a woman while awaiting a trial on previous charges was indicted by a grand jury on felony first-degree burglary and second-degree assault charges.
Lyle N. Brown, 45, also was charged with four misdemeanors - two counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of violating his condition of release and one count of violating a domestic-violence protective order.
At 11:46 p.m. July 26, a caller reported to police that Brown was inside a Valley residence despite the protective order.
Responding officers found Brown and a woman, 46, at the residence. The woman reportedly had injuries to her face. She was treated for injuries at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Brown was returned to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
Proposals due for Board of Game meeting
JUNEAU - The deadline for submitting proposals to the Alaska Board of Game for consideration at its Nov. 2-5 meeting in Juneau is 5 p.m. Friday.
The board accepts proposals to change hunting and trapping regulations in Southeast Alaska from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, local advisory committees, other groups and organizations and members of the public. The proposals will be discussed during November's four-day meeting at the Westmark Baranof Hotel.
Proposals may involve hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for all game species, methods and means, use of game, permit requirements, and restricted areas in Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Proposal forms may be obtained from any ADF&G office, the board's Support Section office in Juneau or from the board's Support Section Web site at: http://www.boards.adfg.state.ak.us/gameinfo/news/gf04call.php.
Proposals should be faxed to the ADF&G Boards Support Section, fax: 465-6094, or mailed to: Boards Support Section, ADF&G, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526.
For more information, please call Neil Barten in Douglas at 465-4267.
Fishery comments due by Aug. 9
JUNEAU - Alaskans have until Aug. 9 to comment on proposed rule changes for the subsistence halibut fishery that would reduce the allowable harvest in Southeast Alaska to 20 fish per vessel daily and 30 hooks per vessel starting in 2005.
The federal government's current subsistence halibut rules allow 20 fish daily and 30 hooks per fisherman, rather than per boat.
Another proposed change affecting Southeast Alaskan subsistence fishermen would establish a community harvest permit allowing designated individuals to fish for tribes or communities. Also, tribes would be allowed to harvest up to 25 halibut for ceremonial or educational purposes.
Send comments to Sue Salveson, Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Lori Durall, P.O. Box 21688, Juneau, AK 99802.