Fisherman charged with sexual harassment

Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A Mexican citizen has been charged with sexually harassing a federal fisheries observer.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Victor Chavez-Ramirez is charged with sexual harassment and forcible sexual assault of a National Marine Fisheries observer.

Prosecutors say the incidents occurred while Chavez-Ramirez was working on the Frontier Spirit in 2008. He was arrested in Dutch Harbor on Nov. 18 and arraigned Wednesday.

Authorities say he was illegally working in the United States.

Trial is set for Jan. 11, 2011.



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