Eagle River man gets 14 years for child porn, however he is on the loose

Joshua Michael Evans. Photo from State of Alaska Sex Offender Registry.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Eagle River man who was convicted in 2016 and signed a plea deal admitting his guilt has been sentenced by a U.S. district court judge to serve 14 years in prison. The only problem is, no one knows where he is.

According to court documents, 45-year-old Eagle River resident Joshua Michael Evans was in possession of graphic videos of minors as young a five years old being exploited by adult men. He allegedly shared those videos online with others.

Evans was scheduled to be sentenced in 2017, and was deemed a low enough risk to be on pretrial release ahead of the sentence. That's when he disappeared.

Now, Evans has been sentenced in absentia, and authorities are looking to bring him in to face that 14 years behind bars. In addition to the time in prison, Evans will also be sentenced to a lifetime term of supervised release. First, authorities need to find him.

According to a release from the US. attorney's office in Alaska, multiple agencies are hunting for Evans, including the U.S. Probation Office, the FBI, and the Alaska State Troopers. The Anchorage Police Department also issued a community alert for his arrest.

Anyone with knowledge of Evans' whereabouts are encouraged to contact the FBI in Alaska first, by calling 907-276-4441.



 
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