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Subject: Sexual Abuse of a MinorDate: 01-04-2012 08:38:18
From: Juneau Police DepartmentCase or Incident: #120101-022
Summary:Officers of the Juneau Police Department (JPD) have arrested 27 year old Joseph Randy Dennis for sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. Dennis was lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail. Sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree is an unclassified felony punishable by up to 30 years incarceration and a fine of $500,000.

The arrest stems from an incident reported to JPD on January 1, 2012. The report came in a few hours after the crime was allegedly committed and immediately after the 8 year old girl told her mother of the incident. The investigation has been on going since that report and will continue.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***