Man arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor at a Church
Anchorage Police Department
January 28, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Castro
APD Public Information Officer
Subject: Man arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor at a Church
January 26, 2014 Anchorage police responded to a report of a sexual assault of a minor in which citizens had the suspect detained at a church parking lot located in Mountain View. It was reported to police that a female adult and a female juvenile were in the ladies restroom. The female adult heard someone come into the restroom and call the juvenile out of the restroom. A short time later, the female adult heard the juvenile crying from the men’s bathroom. When the female adult went into the men’s bathroom, she observed a male standing over the juvenile with his belt unbuckled.
After conducting an initial investigation of the incident, police arrested and charged 29-year-old David Chiklak with sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. It does not appear that Chiklak was a member of the church, but was attending service with members. Anchorage Police believe there could be more victims of Chiklak and are asking anyone with information to contact APD Detective Christopher Thomas at 907-786-2628.
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