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4 years on, still no trial for Anchorage adoptive mother accused of abuse, kidnapping pencil Author: Michelle Theriault Boots clock Updated: May 31, 2016 calendar Published September 6, 2015

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailShare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on LinkedInShare on Google PlusPrint article Zemira James was a bone-thin 15-year-old when she was rescued from the home of the woman who had adopted her from Alaska’s foster care system. That was back in October 2010. When Anya James was arrested seven months […]

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Fairbanks school district to pay $920,000 settlement to alleged sex abuse victim’s family Weston Morrow wmorrow@newsminer.com Dec 2, 2014

Updated at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will pay $920,000 to the family of a student who allegedly was raped by a tutor at Hutchison High School last school year. Hutchison tutor Claude Fowlkes III was arrested in March on allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, which allegedly […]

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Family claims Fairbanks school district at fault in sex abuse case By Weston Morrow / wmorrow@newsminer.com May 7, 2014

FAIRBANKS—The family of a student who was allegedly sexually abused by a tutor at Hutchison High School is pursuing a claim against the district. The family claims the district may have ignored warning signs during the course of its employment of the tutor, Claude Fowlkes. Fowlkes was arrested in March and charged with six counts […]

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4 years on, still no trial for Anchorage adoptive mother accused of abuse

4 years on, still no trial for Anchorage adoptive mother accused of abuse, kidnapping Michelle Theriault Boots – September 6, 2015 “Zemira James was a bone-thin 15-year-old when she was rescued from the home of the woman who had adopted her from Alaska’s foster care system. That was back in October 2010. When Anya James was […]

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Fairbanks school district to pay $920,000 settlement to sex abuse victim’s family

“The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will pay $920,000 to the family of a student who allegedly was raped by a tutor at Hutchison High School last school year. Hutchison tutor Claude Fowlkes III was arrested in March on allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, which allegedly took place during several months last […]

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Abuse victim wins $1 million settlement in lawsuit against OCS

“State caseworkers didn’t see the honey bucket in the little boy’s room or the lock on the outside of his bedroom door. When workers gave Patrick and Sherry Kelley a fifth child for adoption in July 2000, they never looked back. A worried aunt flew up from Florida when that little boy was 7, went […]

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Sisters awarded $2 million for years of abuse in state care

“The state of Alaska was supposed to protect the sisters from a mother who drank and did drugs, and from the increasing violence between her and their stepfather. But, a Kenai jury recently found, the state put them in places even worse. They suffered years of mistreatment, including sexual abuse in foster care, and the […]

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