16-year-old arrested for sexual abuse of minor

Alaska State Troopers arrested a 16-year-old on suspected sexual abuse of a minor, on Saturday. The victim was a two-year-old child.

According to the online dispatch, the abuse took place in the village of Kipnuk.

Troopers say the suspect is charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.

Since the suspect is a minor, their name can’t be released.

According to the trooper’s online dispatch they were notified in late June of the possible abuse. After a subsequent investigation troopers finally arrested the suspect this past weekend.

The suspect was taken to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.