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On Sunday, Anchorage Police arrested and charged a Mountain View man for Sexual Abuse of a Minor at a Mountain View church.
When police responded to the scene, members of the church had the man, identified as 29-year-old David Chiklak, detained in the church parking lot.
According to the Anchorage police report, it was during church that an 18-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl had gone into the church’s restroom. While in the restroom, the woman heard Chiklak call out to the little girl, who then left the resthroom in response to him calling her.
After the woman exited the resthroom herself, according to the report, she heard the little girl crying in the men’s restroom. When she entered the men’s restroom to investigate the young girl’s cries, she found Chiklak standing over the young girl with his belt unbuckled.
Police interviewed the young girl and she confirmed that she was being sexually assaulted. Chiklak was arrested on charges of Sexual Abuse of a Minor I.
Police say that Chiklak was not a member of the church, but was attending services with persons who were.
Chiklak was the defendant in a prior case where he was originally charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor in 2006, that case, in Bethel, was later downgraded to a Harrassment charge.
Chiklak was arraigned on the charge on Monday, and was to attend a pre-indictment hearing on Tuesday. That hearing was continued until March 6th, and a Competancy Hearing has been scheduled for March 4th.
Chiklak remains in custody with his bail set at $20,000 and a Court Approved Third Party Custodian.
Anchorage Police state that they believe that there could be more victims of Chiklak’s and are asking that anyone with more information to contact APD Detective Chris Thomas at (907) 786-2628.
Written by: ALASKA NATIVE NEWS on Jan 29, 2014.
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