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Eagle River Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Child

February 7, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) On Friday, February 3, 2017, Superior Court Judge Jack Smith  sentenced 28 year old Timothy Lineer to spend more than 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two young children and possessing child pornography. Lineer was sentenced following his guilty pleas to attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and possession of child pornography in September 2016.

On October 25, 2014, a five year old girl disclosed to her mother that Lineer, a family friend, had sexually abused her. The mother notified the Anchorage Police Department and took her daughter to Alaska C.A.R.E.S. for forensic interviews. The investigation revealed that Lineer had sexually abused the five year old girl but also sexually abused a six year old boy on three separate occasions. The investigation also revealed that Lineer had images and videos of child pornography on his cell phone.

At the sentencing hearing, Judge Smith heard from the mothers of the victims. Lineer told Judge Smith that “I hold myself accountable.” Judge Smith called this a “tragic” case and noted that Lineer took advantage of the most vulnerable in our society and violated their trust. Judge Smith placed Lineer on probation for ten years upon his release from prison and ordered Lineer to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

If you have concerns that a child may have been physically or sexually abused, contact 911 in an emergency or contact Alaska CARES at (907) 561-8301. For more information about Alaska CARES, go to http://alaska.providence.org/locations/c/cares.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Javier Diaz at (907) 269-6300 or javier.diaz@alaska.gov. More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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