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Press Release

Ketchikan Man Indicted In 1993 Sexual Assault in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree Cold Case

July 02, 2021

(Ketchikan, Alaska) – On July 1, 2021, a Ketchikan grand jury indicted 52-year-old Michael J. Williams on charges of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree.

The Ketchikan Police Department conducted the investigation with assistance from the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, United States Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Office of Law Enforcement.

Mr. Williams is currently in custody pending the posting of a $100,000 cash appearance bond and $250,000 cash performance bond. If convicted, under the laws in effect at the time of the offense he could face a maximum of 30 years incarceration for Sexual Assault in the First Degree and a maximum of 10 years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree.

The charges are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. Mr. Williams is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: Ketchikan District Attorney Tim McGillicuddy at (907) 225-6128 or tim.mcgillicuddy@alaska.gov

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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Grace Lee.