State authorities looking into charges for sex abuse of Native girl
Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan is looking into possible charges against a prominent political and business figure who is accused of sexually abusing a Native girl.

Paula Roberds, who is from a Yup'ik village, said Bill Allen, the former CEO of Veco, began paying her for sex when she was 15 years old. She said the arrangement continued even after she moved to Washington.

Roberds, who is now 26, reported the abuse to state authorities but the case was never presented to a grand jury. Meanwhile, Allen pleaded guilty to a wide-ranging federal corruption probe.

But the Department of Justice declined to charge Allen with sex crimes. During the course of the arrangement, Roberds had been transported across state lines -- a violation of federal law.

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