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Press Release

King Salmon Pilot Indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

June 14, 2016

(ANCHORAGE Alaska) – On Wednesday, June 8, an Anchorage grand jury indicted 40 year old Robert Joseph May with five counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second

The Alaska State Troopers began investigating May, a pilot who runs an air taxi service out of King Salmon, in the late summer of 2015 after receiving complaints about inappropriate behavior from his customers. Their investigation revealed that May allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a 15 year old girl in exchange for flight services on multiple occasions. Specifically, May allegedly engaged in sexual penetration with the girl at his home in King Salmon, on two occasions in Anchorage, and on two occasions aboard his plane while it was in flight.

State Troopers originally filed a complaint against May with the court in Naknek. The grand jury's indictment has transferred venue for the case to Anchorage. Anyone with information about this case, including other potential victims should contact the Alaska State Troopers in King Salmon at (907) 246-3307.

May is currently being held at the Anchorage Jail: his bail is set at $100,000 cash appearance, $100,000 cash performance, and a third-party custodian. If convicted of the charges, May could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. May is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: ADA James Klugman at (907) 269-6351 or

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