Sexual assault suspect indicted

Photo of Solomon Tomas James (from Anchorage District Attorney's Office)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska A grand jury indicted 27-year old Solomon Tomas James of Anchorage on Thursday on several counts of Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse of a Minor, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said in the twenty-four count indictment against James, the most serious of charges include nine counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, an unclassified felony. That charge carries a maximum of sentence of up to 99 years in prison for each count.

The grand jury also returned ten counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree, as well other charges.

A news release from the District Attorney's Office Friday evening said the charges relate to sexual misconduct committed between 2012 and 2017 against twelve different victims.

James was taken into custody Thursday and bail was set in the warrant by the court at $250,000 cash appearance, $50,000 cash performance, and electronic monitoring, officials said.

The Anchorage Police Department believes there may be other victims in this case. Anyone with information about this case, including other potential victims, is asked to call Police Dispatch at 907-786-8900 (press "0" to reach an operator).

The District Attorney's Office wrote "The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt."