- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 51-year-old man suspected of sexual abuse over multiple years in a southwest Alaska village is fighting extradition from Arkansas.

Jeffery Jackson faces 76 felony counts, including 28 counts of first-degree sexual assault.

He’s being held on $1 million bail at the White County Jail in Searcy, Arkansas. Online court documents to not list his attorney.

The case stems from incidents in the village of Nightmute (NYT-mewt).

Alaska State Troopers say a victim in September reported being assaulted as a juvenile. The person reported assaults continued until the person was in the mid-20s.

Troopers after several months of investigation referred charges to the Bethel District Attorney. A grand jury indicted Jackson on March 30.

Troopers with the assistance of U.S. marshals tracked Jackson to Searcy and he was arrested Monday.


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