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Location: Tonsina
Type: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Dispatch Text:

On June 6, 2021, at approximately 2300 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified of a possible Sexual Abuse of a Minor incident in Tonsina. It was reported that 27-year-old Tonsina resident Kyle Justus had a sexual relationship with a juvenile in the community. Justus is employed as a VPSO in Tonsina, the alleged relationship is reported to have occurred while Justus was off-duty. Investigators from the Trooper’s Palmer General Investigative Unit responded and conducted a thorough investigation.  On June 7, 2021, at approximately 1645 hours, Justus was arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree and remanded at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer. The Alaska Office of Special Prosecution was consulted about the incident.

Posted on 6/8/2021 11:35:52 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

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