Former McLaughlin justice officer accused of sex abuse

Devin Kelly

Anchorage police said a 32-year-old man is suspected of sexually abusing a juvenile he met while working as a justice officer at McLaughlin Youth Center.

A warrant was issued Friday for Daniel Carey, of Anchorage, on charges of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, a felony. He was arrested by probation officers and brought to Anchorage jail Tuesday afternoon, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said.

Carey, who no longer works at McLaughlin, was working as a justice offer when he met a girl who was a resident at the center, Castro said in an email. After the juvenile left the facility, Carey developed a sexual relationship with her, Castro said.

The incident was reported by the girl's guardians

No one at McLaughlin Youth Center was immediately available for comment. The facility is Alaska's largest juvenile detention and rehabilitation center.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Carey was brought to Anchorage jail Monday afternoon.

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