Charges Pending for Sexual Assault, Furnishing Alcohol for Two On-Duty Quinhagak Tribal Officers

Location of Quinhagak. Image-Google Maps
Location of Quinhagak. Image-Google Maps

The Alaska State Troopers revealed on Thursday that they had received a report of a Sexual Assault and Furnishing Alcohol to Minors by two Tribal Police Officers in Quinhagak and had opened an investigation into the matter.

According to the report, a call went in to the Alaska State Troopers Violent Offenders Unit in Bethel on Sunday alleging the offenses. The ensuing investigation into the two Quinhagak Tribal Police Officers would find that the officers had confiscated multiple bottles of alcohol from a community member on Saturday, then proceeded to drink the alcohol at the local jail.

The two officers then later met up with two females, ages 18 and 19, and furnished them alcohol. The report stated that “The TPOs provided them with alcohol and later engaged in sexual acts with one of the teenagers.”[xyz-ihs snippet=”adsense-body-ad”]

Following their investigation, troopers forwarded charges for review to the District Attorney’s office “on one TPO for two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor in a dry village and on another TPO for two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and one count of sexual assault in the second degree.”

The two officers were on duty when the alleged offences occurred.

Quinhagak is situated on the Kanektok River about a mile from Kuskokwim Bay in the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adversal-468×60″]