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Dustin Badillo Convicted for Series of April 2015 Crimes

April 18, 2017

(Anchorage, AK) – Yesterday, 22 year old Dustin Badillo was convicted of 19 offenses of kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, and burglary among other offenses that occurred on April 22, 2015 in Anchorage. An Anchorage jury heard testimony from more than 50 witnesses during the three week trial. This morning, the jury also found Badillo guilty of misconduct involving weapons in the third degree.

The evidence at trial established that Badillo kidnapped a woman and her two children on April 22, 2015 while she was putting her children in her car. At gunpoint, Badillo forced the woman back into her home where he sexually assaulted her and stole several items from the residence. He then made her drive her to several banks and stores, with her children in the car, where he forced her to withdraw money from her bank account from several ATMs in Anchorage and forced her to make purchases. After Badillo left, the woman and her children walked to a local store to call 911 to report the crimes.

Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby presided over the trial and scheduled sentencing for August 18, 2017. The District Attorney’s Office believes that Judge Saxby will be required to sentence Badillo to a sentence of not less than 69 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office expects to ask Judge Saxby to impose an aggravated sentence based on the seriousness of his crime, the impact on the community and the victims, and Badillo’s prior criminal history.

The District Attorney’s Office commends the Anchorage Police Department for its immediate response to Badillo’s crimes and for the comprehensive investigation which led to the convictions. The District Attorney’s Office also recognizes the cooperation of several local businesses that provided surveillance video which strengthened the prosecution.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Jenna Gruenstein at (907) 269-6300 or jenna.gruenstein@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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