Alaska charges former acting attorney general with sexual abuse of a minor

A special prosecutor has charged Alaska’s former acting attorney general with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor for having sex with a 17-year-old girl he coached on a high school mock trial team in May 1991:

https://www.propublica.org/article/sniffen-alaska-ag-sexual-assault-charges?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_content=river

In August 2020, Alaska AG Kevin Clarkson resigned after it was revealed a junior, female state employee complained about some 600 questionable and provocative texts the married family man Clarkson sent her in the period of a month. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/us/alaska-clarkson-resignation.html. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy then appointed Ed Sniffen as interim AG, citing his “long and proven record of leadership within the Department of Law,” subject to confirmation by the legislature.

The governor quickly learned that Sniffen’s long and proven record included having sex with a 17-year-old girl he coached on a high school mock trial team in May 1991. In the wake of an immediate investigation by a special prosecutor, Sniffen wisely resigned a mere two weeks after his appointment and a few days before legislative confirmation for “personal reasons.” The governor then appointed another man, Treg Taylor, as acting AG.

How do you think men like Clarkson or Sniffen view cases of alleged predation or legislation to address related issues? People like this are prosecutors and judges. It should alarm you.



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