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Federal Grand Jury Charges Former Bethel Elementary School Principal With Crimes Against Minors

The Bethel District Attorney's Office has filed two new charges against former principal Chris Carmichael for two counts of sexual assault of a minor in the second degree.
Lower Kuskokwim School District
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A federal grand jury has indicted Bethel’s former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael on four charges. The jury issued the charges on Dec. 18. They include two counts of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor.

The grand jury’s indictment means that Carmichael, age 55, has now formally been charged with criminal activity. He is currently being held in federal custody in Anchorage, and his next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 20.

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