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James Moen Indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

September 13, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) On September 11, 2017, 31-year old James Moen was indicted for sexually abusing a minor between 2006 and 2009. The grand jury indicted Moen on six counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, and one count of distribution of indecent material to a minor.

If convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, Moen faces a sentence of up to 99 years in prison. Moen is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial where the State must prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury.

Moen is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. His bail has been set at $100,000 cash appearance and a court-approved third-party custodian. The District Attorney’s Office and the Anchorage Police Department believe there may be additional victim(s). Anyone with information about potential additional victims should contact Detective Brett Sarber of the Anchorage Police Department at 786-8900.

If you want to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-STOP (7707) or submit a tip online at http://www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com/

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Kevin Bergt at (907) 269-6300 or kevin.bergt@alaska.gov.

More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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