VPSO charged for sexually assaulting woman while investigating her domestic violence complaint
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Village Public Safety Officer, 22-year-old James Heakin, has been charged with several counts of sexual assault.
Alaska State Troopers arrested Heakin in Eek Sunday after they received a report from a village police officer that Heakin had sexually assaulted a woman while on duty.
In June, Heakin was serving in his role as a VPSO investigating a domestic violence assault complaint made by a woman in Eek about her boyfriend.
In a Trooper Dispatch, Heakin reportedly visited the woman again -- after the boyfriend had been arrested -- to photograph her injuries.
That’s when Heakin began sexually assaulting the woman, troopers say.
Heakin has since been transported to Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.
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