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Police Say Bethel Man Fled Law Enforcement Officials After Being Convicted Of Sex Assault And Incest

Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center
Aleina Tanabe
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KYUK

On June 29, a Bethel man allegedly tried to run from law enforcement officials just after being convicted of incest and sexual assault in the second degree. Clarence E. James’ conviction stemmed from a 2017 incident in Tununak in which he sexually assaulted his victim while she slept.

The 33-year-old was being remanded to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center after his trial ended, when he allegedly tried to run from police, who were able to tase and apprehend him.

 

Now he’s facing an additional charge of escape in the second degree, as well as a sentencing for his sexual assault and incest convictions. The sentencing is scheduled for December 10, 2021; James will face 20 to 35 years in prison.