Tag: carmichael investigation

Alaska school district will pay $3.8M to settle with victims of a predatory Bethel principal

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KYUK’s Greg Kim spoke with Anchorage Daily News reporter Kyle Hopkins who published a story on the Lower Kuskokwim School District's settlement.
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Former Bethel elementary school principal gets 25-year state sentence

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The judge imposed what he called a severe sentence because the former principal had abused the trust he cultivated in his victims and the community.

Former Bethel school principal sentenced to 15 years in prison for enticement of a minor

A former Bethel elementary school principal will spend 15 years in prison for trying to entice a child to engage in sexual activity in 2019.
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Former Bethel elementary principal Chris Carmichael pleads guilty to federal charges

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Carmichael pleading guilty to federal charges of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, which could include at least ten years in prison.

In the wake of elementary school abuse scandal, district trains staff to recognize grooming behavior

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State law mandates that school districts conduct training to identify warning signs of sexual abuse, but critics say the policy is too vague. A new training program that started this February in the Lower Kuskokwim School District aims to change that.

Four girls now allege Bethel school principal abused them. They’re suing the school district for inaction.

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The four plaintiffs say that the Lower Kuskokwim School District failed to properly investigate and sanction a former principal of a Bethel elementary school even after multiple allegations of inappropriate contact with underage girls.
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A rural school district said it was blindsided by a Bethel principal’s arrest. Except he’d been investigated twice before.

The principal for one of Alaska’s largest rural elementary schools, in a region with some of the highest sex crime rates in the country and a state with a history of failing to protect students, was allowed to remain on the job until the FBI got involved.

State files two new charges of sexual abuse against former Bethel elementary principal

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The charges come from investigations that were reopened after Carmichael was charged federally for transmitting illicit images of underage girls.

A new principal hired for Bethel elementary after former principal’s arrest for sex crimes

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Former LKSD Director of Personnel and Student Services Josh Gill will serve as principal permanently for Gladys Jung Elementary School. (LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT) Lower Kuskokwim...

Bethel principal, accused of sending sexual texts to girl, goes before a judge

A Bethel elementary school principal charged with online enticement of a minor and transferring obscene material to a minor made his initial appearance in federal court in Anchorage Tuesday.

Bethel principal raised suspicions after girl reported he touched her in secret, federal affidavit says

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Christopher Carmichael, the Bethel principal who was charged last week with sending graphic text messages to an FBI agent posing as minor, came to the attention of local police in June, after a former student reported being inappropriately touched by him, according to a court affidavit.

Bethel elementary principal charged with sending sexual messages to an agent he thought was a child

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Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael was arrested and released into federal custody on Dec. 11. Photo credit Petra Harpak / KYUK) Federal prosecutors have...

FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrests Bethel elementary school principal

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Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been arrested in Bethel. The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, which investigates online predators, made the...