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Ketchikan Man Faces 98 Felonies for Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Girl


July 13, 2012
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - An arrest warrant has been issued for a local man who is alleged to have drugged a young girl and sexually assaulted her numerous times while she slept. Jake J. Anderson, 36 years of age of Ketchikan, is facing 98 charges including sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, unlawful exploitation of a minor, incest, possession of child pornography, and indecent viewing or photography.

The initial investigation began when the mother of the victim contacted the Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan in mid-June to report that she believed Anderson was "poisoning" her family and that she had recently learned that he was sending graphic sexual texts to her 16 year-old daughter. The mother of the victim was concerned that Anderson might be "doping" the young girl in order to have sexual relations with her. The victim's mother told the Troopers she had no clue of anything until her daughter came to her on June 8th and told her there was blue powder in her food every time Anderson made her food. The victim's mother said she didn't confront Anderson but searched the property and found everything that would show that he had been tampering with the blue sleep aid "Unisom". When questioned if every one was going to sleep at the same time, the victim's mother responded, "Everyone is passing out, tired, really tired."

According to the charges, Troopers obtained a search warrant and looked through Anderson's home on June 10th. At the end of the search Anderson reportedly admitted to Troopers that he had been sending sexually explicit texts and email messages to the teenager claiming that he was trying to discourage her from being sexually active. Anderson also admitted to grinding up over-the-counter sleeping medications and adding them to his food, but claimed that he did not add the substance to the food of others.

The following day, June 11th, Troopers were dispatched to approximately mile 17 of the North Tongass Highway in response to a report that Anderson had locked himself in his vehicle and would not respond to friends standing outside. Shortly after the Troopers arrived, Anderson shot himself in the jaw, twice.

Anderson was expected to be released this week from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he has been receiving treatment for the self-inflicted gun shot wounds to his jaw. He is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the charges Anderson had produced numerous videos in which his sexual abuse of the girl while she was sleeping was depicted. Other videos showed the teenager showering or using the toilet. Charges state that the abuse took place between January 2009 and June 2012.

A $1 million bail warrant has been sent to the King County Sheriff's Office in Seattle for Anderson's arrest.





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