Editorial: Still seeking justice in abuse of Alaska Native girl

"Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn't taking "I don't know" for an answer.

Why did the federal government drop the sex crimes case against former Veco chief Bill Allen? Why did the federal government refuse to allow the state of Alaska to pursue the case? What was the thinking?

Allen's relationship with an Alaska Native teen that she said began when she was 15 was thoroughly investigated. Anchorage police, at least one federal prosecutor and state officials believed there was a case to be made under the Mann Act, the federal law that prohibits the transportation of minors across state lines for sex."

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