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King Salmon man arrested on child porn charges

Jerzy Shedlock

A 48-year-old King Salmon man has been accused of keeping and distributing child porn, some of which includes victims as young as 8.

Paul Kevin Williams faces seven counts of child porn possession and six counts of distribution. According to the indictment, a grand jury handed up the 13 felony charges after hearing the testimony of two Alaska State Troopers.

An affidavit says from mid-September 2013 to New Year’s Day 2014 Williams possessed or accessed explicit videos involving minors.

The alleged crimes happened in or near King Salmon, a Southwest Alaska village of 337 and a transportation and service center for Bristol Bay’s red salmon industries.

It was there Williams allegedly kept the illegal videos. Each possession count against him represents a single video. The distribution charges allege Williams distributed or offered to distribute, advertised, promoted or solicited the child porn.

Troopers haven’t submitted an account of their investigation.

A judge in Naknek, connected to King Salmon by a 15-mile road, set a $5,000 bail and an out-of-custody arraignment for Feb. 20, but according to online records the court date was calendared in error. A Bristol Bay Borough Detention Facility official said Williams was not in their custody. 

Contact Jerzy Shedlock at jerzy(at)alaskadispatch.com. Follow him on Twitter @jerzyms.