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Chad Williams Convicted for 2005 Sexual Abuse

May 22, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) Today, an Anchorage jury found 43 year old Chad Williams guilty of sexually abusing his stepdaughter on numerous occasions in 2005. According to Assistant District Attorney Saritha Anjilvel, who prosecuted the case, the jury found Williams guilty of four counts sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree after a five day trial.

In December 2015, the Anchorage Police Department received a complaint from an adult woman who reported that her stepfather (Williams) sexually abused her in 2005 and 2006, when she was 16 or 17 years old. The woman described that Williams engaged in sexual acts with her when her mother was gone from the home, or in his vehicle. She told the police that Williams had been a part of her life since she was three years old.

Superior Court Judge Jack Smith presided over the trial and scheduled sentencing for September 29, 2017. Judge Smith will sentence Williams for a class C felony under the sentencing law applicable in 2005. In 2006, the Alaska Legislature made Williams’ conduct a class B felony.

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 Saritha Anjilvel at (907) 269-6300 or saritha.anjilvel@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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