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Press Release

Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

October 2, 2018

(Anchorage, AK) – Anchorage District Attorney Rick Allen announced today that a jury found 76 year-old Ernesto Carinio guilty of three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree.

Mr. Carinio was tried before Superior Court Judge Kevin M. Saxby.

The evidence presented at trial established that in the years 2000, 2002, and 2008 Mr. Carinio sexually abused two of his granddaughters in Anchorage. At the time of the abuse the victims were under 13 years of age. The victims came forward in early 2016 and, after indictment, Mr. Carinio was extradited to Alaska from Vancouver, Washington.

Judge Saxby scheduled sentencing for January 18, 2019. The law provides for a total sentence up to 99 years with a minimum of 25 years to serve, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the sentencing law, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Anchorage District Attorney’s Office thanks Anchorage Police Department Detective Brett Sarber and the Vancouver Police Department for their assistance in bringing this case to conclusion.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Daniel Shorey at (907) 269-6300 or More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at

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