Grand jury convicts former attorney general’s nominee for sexual assault of a minor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – A man nominated for the position of Alaska’s attorney general on Monday was indicted by a grand jury on sexual assault charges related to an incident more than 30 years ago.

The current attorney general, Trig Taylor, has released a statement regarding the indictment of Ed Snevin, who is accused of three counts of sexual assault of a third-degree minor. The alleged incident with a high school student in Anchorage was reported while Snevin was “in a position of authority” in 1991, the year Snevin turned 28.

Attempts to reach Snevin’s attorney for comment on Wednesday were unanswered at press time.

Snevin was appointed to the position of attorney general by Governor Mike Dunleavy in January 2021, five months after the previous attorney general, Kevin Clarkson, resigned after information emerged about him sending inappropriate text messages to a young female colleague.

Just 11 days after the appointment was scheduled, Snevin removed himself from consideration for “personal reasons”.

On May 27, 2022, charges were brought against Snevin following an investigation by special prosecutors.

The Supreme Court is set to stand trial in Snevin on Monday afternoon.

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