APD: Elderly Anchorage suspect arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

Profile of 75-year-old Harry Norman Powell of Anchorage. (Photo from APD)
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage police arrested 75-year-old Harry Norman Powell on one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, according to an APD Nixle Alert.

On Sunday, a teenage girl filed a sexual assault case against Powell, according to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad.

The victim told police that she, along with two other friends, went to Powell's home in Anchorage. Oistad said that the victim claimed that one of the girls is related to Powell.

The victim alleged that when they got there, Powell provided the three minors with drugs and that Powell then sexually assaulted her.

After a "thorough investigation," Oistad said Powell was arrested and charged.

Oistad added that police are concerned that there may be more victims of Powell.

The APD Nixle describes Powell as 5-foot-10-inch man with brown eyes and black hair.

If you believe you could be a victim, or if you have children who have spent time with Powell, please call either Detective Davies at (907) 786-8809, or Detective Delesline at (907) 786-2493.