Bethel Man Pleads Guilty in Sexual Abuse Case

(Photo via KYUK)
(Photo via KYUK)

A Bethel man has accepted a plea deal for sexual abuse of minors.

Eighteen charges against 66-year old Daniel Kashatok were consolidated into a charge of 2nd degree sexual assault of a minor and one 2nd degree count of attempted sexual assault of a minor.

Kashatok was originally charged with a total of 22 counts. With the guilty plea, the remaining counts were dismissed.

The charges stem from incidents between 2006 and 2010. Some of them reportedly happened at the Bethel Native Corporation building in Bethel where Kashatok worked. KYUK, in 2012, cited documents referencing 12 victims, of which 11 were under the age of 13.

Judge Charles Ray asked that Kashatok be held in the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center until sentencing after a request from Kashatok’s public defender. He’s been in jail in Anchorage. Sentencing is set for March 27 with Judge Ray.

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Ben Matheson is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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