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Anchorage man charged with sexually abusing underage girls at local church

  • Author: Jerzy Shedlock
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published January 23, 2015

Anchorage police reported Friday that 39-year-old Simi Seu has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of harassment for touching multiple young girls at a local church.

Seu may have additional underage victims, police said.

Detectives began investigating Seu in late December 2014 after receiving a report that he'd been inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl while attending a local church, the First Samoan United Methodist Church.

The investigation found Seu "was also inappropriately touching other female juveniles," police said. The majority of the abuse occurred at the church, they said.

Police believe Sue may have additional victims. Anyone with information regarding Seu's alleged abuse at the church is being asked to call Det. Leonard Torres with the police department's Crimes Against Children Unit at 907-786-8573.

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