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Press Release

Christopher Mosely Sentenced for Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree

January 14, 2019

(Anchorage, Alaska)—On January 11, 2019, Superior Court Judge Erin Marston sentenced Christopher Mosely to serve 12 years in prison for one count of Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree.

On June 15, 2015, Anchorage Police responded to a report of a suspicious person. The report came from a grandmother who began calling for her two granddaughters, while she was at home with them. After calling for them, she saw Mosely emerge from the laundry room followed by her granddaughters.  Mosely stated he was there to fix the broken washing machines; however, the eyewitness knew the machines were not broken. She was able to write his license plate number down as he drove away and the car came back as registered to Mosely. The granddaughters, both under the age of eight, disclosed that Mosley asked them to go to the laundry room with him and he wanted the youngest one to enter with him first.  Mosely asked the older one to hold the door closed. He then separately told the girls to reach inside the washing machine while Mosely stood behind them with his hands around their waist. The incident was strikingly similar to Mosely’s previous conviction for Attempted Sexual Abuse of Minor in the Second Degree.

For this conduct, Mosely faced a sentencing range of twelve to twenty years.  As part of a plea agreement with the State, Mosely pled guilty to the top charge of Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Minor and received a sentence of 19 years with seven years suspended and 10 years of probation.  On January 11, 2019, Judge Erin Marston accepted this plea agreement.

Assistant District Attorney, Betsy Bull, who prosecuted the case, noted that the newly-appointed Anchorage District Attorney, John Novak, has directed her office to place an emphasis on the vigorous prosecution of sex offenses.  ADA Bull also expressed her appreciation for the tireless work of the Anchorage Police Department detectives in the apprehension and investigation of Mosely.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Betsy Bull at (907) 269-6300 or betsy.bull@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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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.