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Anchorage man found guilty of sexually abusing granddaughter

Tegan Hanlon

An Anchorage Superior Court jury convicted a 62-year-old man Thursday of sexual abusing his 4-year-old granddaughter, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.

The statement said the defendant allowed his adult daughter, who was homeless, and her young children to live with him in his Anchorage apartment. The defendant had previously sexually abused another girl in the family, it said.

On Sept. 29, 2011, the daughter called 911, saying she saw her father sexually abuse the 4-year-old, the statement said. The Anchorage Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit and the state health department's Office of Children's Services investigated the case.

The defendant was found guilty on one count of sexual abuse, a felony. He faces a mandatory sentence of 99 years in jail, said Clint Campion, deputy district attorney. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 15.

The man's name has been withheld to protect the victim's identity.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at thanlon@adn.com or 257-4589.


By TEGAN HANLON
thanlon@adn.com