No Child Sexual Abuse Charges to be Pursued in Bill Allen Case

Associated Press

The Department of Justice has decided not to pursue charges against former VECO Chairman Bill Allen in a child sexual abuse investigation.

Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker confirmed Friday that federal authorities have declined to prosecute. Allen is serving time in a federal prison after pleading guilty to bribing Alaska lawmakers.

His conduct with at least two underage girls had been the subject of a police investigation since 2008. That inquiry developed more urgency in spring 2009 when a prosecutor with the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section joined local detectives in the case.

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