Former Anchorage teacher faces sexual abuse charges

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A former Anchorage teacher has been charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, Anchorage police said Wednesday.

Claire LeRoy Thompson, 76, was arrested after a 10-year-old boy alleged the man sexually assaulted him. Thompson was a teacher at Central Junior High School until he retired in 1984.

Thompson maintained residences in Anchorage and Whittier and frequently offered his home to women with children when they needed a place to stay, police said. Police appealed to the public in the hopes that additional victims would step forward.

Thompson was being held on $25,000 cash only bail.

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