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Kenai man arrested on sex abuse charges

Posted: July 2, 2014 - 9:24pm  |  Updated: July 2, 2014 - 9:27pm

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Kenai man in Anchorage on sex abuse charges Tuesday, culminating a two-week investigation by law enforcement.

Keith Roscoe Bartman, 30, is in custody at Anchorage Correctional Complex and is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second-degree, attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the second-degree and failure to register as a sex offender.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation with cooperation from the Anchorage Police Department made the arrest as a result of a two-week investigation initiated by troopers from the Soldotna detachment, said trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen.

Ipsen said the alleged acts happened at a residence in Kenai between February and May.

“We don’t believe there are other victims besides the one that he’s been charged with,” Ipsen wrote in an email.

According to the trooper’s sex offender database, Bartman’s last known address as of May 30 was camping near a mini mall on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. The registry lists him as unemployed.

Bartman was first convicted as a sex offender in June 2006 in Anchorage for attempted sexual assault in the second-degree, according to court records.

Bartman was arraigned in Anchorage District Court Wednesday and is being held without bail.

 

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

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