Dick Sky back on trial

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2002

JUNEAU - A Sitka man convicted along with his wife on more than 40 child molestation charges earlier this year is back in court today facing another trial.

Dick Blue Sky, 49, faces a felony count of weapons possession, one of two remaining charges in a nearly 50-count indictment against him. The three-day trial begins today in Juneau with Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Michael Thompson presiding.

Sky is accused of having weapons on Bauer Island though he is prohibited from doing so because of a 1988 felony sexual abuse conviction out of Montana. Bauer Island, 50 miles north of Sitka, is where Dick and Cynthia Sky molested three young girls from 1994 to 2001.

The Skys were sentenced in November on the molestation charges. Dick Blue Sky received 55 years in prison while Cynthia Sky received 26 years.

The weapons trial originally was scheduled for September, but had to be postponed because Sky was beaten while imprisoned at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, allegedly by other inmates.

The last charge Sky faces is a felony failure to register as a sex offender from the 1988 case.

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