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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday June 11th, 2014 :: 09:56 a.m. AKDT

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APD Concerned There May Be Additional Victims of Man Arrested for Child Exploitation

On June 10, 2014, the Anchorage Police Department arrested 37-year-old Troy Erick Julsen on a $100,000 arrest warrant. The warrant was issued for 1 Count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Third Degree , 2 counts of Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor, 3 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, and 3 counts of Online Enticement of a minor.

The investigation began in April 2014, when the Anchorage Police Department was contacted by a parent who was concerned about their 14-year-old daughter’s recent internet activity. In talking with their daughter, the parents learned she had recently entered into a relationship with a 37-year-old local man named Troy Julsen, whom she had met online through social media.

The case was investigated by the Anchorage Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit and the Cyber Crimes Unit. On May 22, 2014, Detective James Estes of the Cyber Crimes Unit, along with other members of the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, served search warrants on Julsen and his Eagle River residence, seizing a large amount of digital data. During the subsequent forensic examinations of the digital media items, it was revealed that Julsen had used an app called “Whisper” to locate girls in the local area. Julsen then cultivated relationships with the girls, starting with text messaging. Some of these communications escalated to sexting and/or meeting in person for sexual contact.

This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are concerned there are additional victims. Anyone with information reference Julsen is urged to contact the Anchorage Police Department at 786-8500.

The Anchorage Police Department would like to remind parents to proactively monitor and stay involved in their children's internet activity. This one of the most effective tools in preventing predators from victimizing children online.

The Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is made up of Local, State, and Federal Agencies who develop effective responses to cyber enticement, child sexual exploitation and pornography cases. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing. All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of law.

Case Number: 14-17438

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Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Dani Myren
Public Affairs Unit
dmyren@muni.org
907-786-8699

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