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The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
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Two men have been arrested and charged for child pornography in Bethel. A state grand jury indicted Joseph Kashatok, age 63, on five counts of possession of child pornography. A state grand jury also indicted Gabriel Stone, age 28, with five counts of child pornography possession and six counts of producing pornography featuring a minor.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to a transitional living facility in Anchorage. United States Magistrate Judge Matthew Scoble signed the release order, which states Carmichael would be transported from jail to the Norris House on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.

Lower Kuskokwim School District

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has divulged two prior allegations of inappropriate behavior with minors by former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael. LKSD’s attorney, Eugenia "Jeannie" Sleeper, said that police investigated both incidents, and ultimately no charges were filed. One of those police investigations has since been reopened. 

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Some Bethel parents are wondering why former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael remained in his position for nearly a semester after a report was made in June that he had an inappropriate physical relationship with a minor. 

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has fired former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael. LKSD’s attorney, Eugenia "Jeannie" Sleeper, said that Carmichael was served his final termination documents Dec. 19 in Anchorage, where he is being held in federal custody. His termination comes a day after a federal grand jury indicted him on federal charges, but Sleeper says that the decision to terminate Carmichael came before then.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

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.

Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service took a trip out to Bethel and nearby communities to make sure that registered sex offenders were complying with restrictions, such as living where they are required to live. They also were traveling to ensure that outstanding warrants were dealt with, according to Rochelle Liedike, the Deputy U.S. Marshal in Alaska.

Bethel Principal, Accused Of Sending Sexual Texts To Girl, Goes Before A Judge

Dec 17, 2019
The Anchorage federal courthouse.
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A Bethel elementary school principal charged with online enticement of a minor and transferring obscene material to a minor made his initial appearance in federal court in Anchorage on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

The District of Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced the initial court appearance for Bethel’s Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael. Carmichael will appear in court at the Federal Building in Anchorage for a complaint/detention hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Anchorage Field Office, in conjunction with Bethel police, arrested Carmichael in Bethel on Dec. 10. He is charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

The following resources are available to community members for emotional support during this time:

  • LKSD Lead Social Worker: (907) 543-4874 or (907) 545-4429
  • Bethel Family Clinic: (907) 543-3773
  • YKHC Behavioral Health Department: (907) 543-6100

Additionally, any person with information regarding the criminal investigation of Carmichael is encouraged to contact the FBI at (907) 276-4441.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

Update Dec. 18, 2019: Since this story was originally published, the link to the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit concerning Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been removed from the KYUK website due to explicit content. This article has been revised and expanded to provide the public with more details of the evidence presented in that affidavit.

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