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Anchorage police say man charged with child sex abuse may have more victims

Anchorage police have arrested 56-year-old Eugene Elmer Young for the alleged sexual abuse of two people while they were minors, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

One of Young's alleged victims got in touch with police last month and accused him of the abuse, and then in the course of that investigation another victim came forward, police said in a statement.

"Both victims were sexually abused by Young when they were juveniles," the statement says. "The assaults took place between 2009 and 2011."

Police arrested Young on Thursday, charging him with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and five counts of the same crime in the second degree.

Investigators are concerned there may be more victims due in part to Young's volunteer work with Anchorage-area youth organizations, mainly as a soccer coach, in the early 2000s. The two people who contacted police are not associated with those organizations.

Anyone with information about other alleged instances of abuse carried out by Young is asked to called police at 907-786-8859.

Anchorage police arrested and charged Eugene Ulmer Young, 56, on Thursday on child sex abuse charges in the first and second degree. Investigators say there may be more alleged victims. (Anchorage Police Department)

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