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Russian Mission Man Indicted On Sexual Abuse Of A Minor And Assault Charges

Apr 29, 2021

A Bethel grand jury indicted Stanley Vaska from Russian Mission on one count of kidnapping, one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, two counts of assault in the third degree and one count of attempted kidnapping.
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A convicted child molestor is once again facing charges of sexual abuse and kidnapping of minors. 

Last week, a Bethel grand jury indicted Stanley Vaska from Russian Mission on one count of kidnapping, one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, two counts of assault in the third degree, and one count of attempted kidnapping, according to a press issued by the Attorney General’s office. The charges stem from two separate events in October 2021. In the first incident, the prosecution alleges that Vaska beat a 10-year-old-boy unconscious, bound him with duct tape, and touched his penis. Vaska also allegedly strangled the boy and took him to another residence. In the second instance, the prosecution alleges that Vaska attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old girl. The girl told prosecutors that Vaska came after her with duct tape and a knife, but she said that she was eventually able to escape by kicking him in the nose.

 

Vaska’s previous convictions include one count of attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, and one count of attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. If convicted of all the accusations, the 60-year-old faces up to 104 years in prison.