Crime & Courts

Anchor Point man arrested on sex abuse charges may have more victims, officials say

An Anchor Point man was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of sexually abusing two of his relatives, and investigators think there may be more victims, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

On Feb. 4, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a teenager who was sexually abused by a relative identified as 53-year-old Ronald Komakhuk, the public safety department said in an online alert. The teen described multiple incidents of abuse that occurred Jan. 25 and other incidents at a Wasilla home, according to public safety officials, and investigators determined a second relative was also abused on that day in January.

On Wednesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Komakhuk by a Palmer court for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, one count of first-degree attempted sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault and on count of third-degree sexual assault, the Department of Public Safety said.

Troopers arrested Komakhuk in Anchor Point on Wednesday evening and took him to the Homer jail, the department said.

“Investigators believe Komakhuk may have additional victims in communities across Alaska going back to the 1990s, including the Anchorage area,” the public safety department said in the alert. “Anyone with information regarding a crime committed by Komakhuk is encouraged contact Troopers in Palmer at 907-745-2131.”

Public safety officials asked anyone in the Anchorage area who may have more information about the investigation or believes they were victimized by Komakhuk to call dispatch at 311.

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