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Kenai man indicted for sexual abuse of a minor

Posted: April 29, 2014 - 9:16pm  |  Updated: April 29, 2014 - 9:27pm

A Kenai man who police allege sexually abused his niece was indicted on Friday.

The grand jury charged Robbie Satterwhite, 46, on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first-degree and second-degree that are alleged to have happened in 2012 and 2013. Satterwhite pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Tuesday in the Kenai Courthouse.

Kenai police arrested Satterwhite on April 27, 2013 following an interview with his then 12-year-old niece who said her uncle raped her, “all the time,” according to the police affidavit.

She told police it first happened when they lived in Wasilla and another time when they lived in Homer and again in Kenai. A Sexual Assault Response Team exam revealed the girl had been sexually abused, according to the report.

After initially denying any misconduct, Satterwhite told police the day before he was arrested, he was wrestling with her and she began “flashing him,” according to the report. He said his pants then fell down and decided to try to have sex with her, but only went “as far as a fingertip,” according to the report.

According to the affidavit, Satterwhite told police sometime in June 2012 he touched his niece inappropriately.

Satterwhite is jailed at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. His next court date is May 12.

 

Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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