The man who had just been released from prison before allegedly murdering an Anchorage couple and sexually abusing their granddaughter has been indicted.
The Alaska Attorney General’s office says 24-year-old Jerry Andrew Active has been indicted on ten felony counts for murder, multiple sexual assaults, sexual abuse of a minor as well as the May 25th burglary that left Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73, dead in their Mountain View apartment, where they lived with their extended family.
Active also was charged with misdemeanor assaults for the injuries he caused to the child’s parents, who returned home from a movie to find the grandparents dead and a man abusing their child.
Corrections department records indicate Active has been in and out of the prison system for years. He was raised in Togiak.
The attorney general’s office began investigating the case last week after news that Active had been released from jail hours before the crime was committed.
According to a Department of Law news release, a conviction of the offenses could result in a minimum sentence of 171 years to a maximum sentence of 616 years in prison, a $500,000 fine as well as lifetime registration as a sex offender.
- Typical criminal cases go to local district attorneys for consideration. The head of the Office of Special Prosecutions wouldn't elaborate on why this case was in his office.
- A human leg and boot were pulled out of Gastineau Channel near Sandy Beach on Monday afternoon, according to a Juneau Police Department news release.
- A decades old debate is gaining traction over the stability of Sitka’s herring population.
- A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet struck the woman after passing through his head.