Charges: Wasilla man sexually abused boy at church
The Wasilla man accused of sexually abusing at least four children, with additional victims in the case possible, was ordered held on more than a quarter-million dollars in bail Thursday.
Seth Loggins, 27, appeared in Palmer court by video. Alaska State Troopers arrested Loggins Wednesday on 11 counts of sexual abuse of a minor following a investigation, taking him to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.
According to an affidavit filed by Trooper Shannon Fore, Loggins had met at least one of the victims as a family friend at church. The four victims, all boys from ages 8 to 11, and their families told troopers Loggins would frequently take children on trips to go bowling and visit kids’ destinations like the Wonderland playground and the Extreme Fun Center in Wasilla.
On various occasions, the boys told their parents and troopers, Loggins had abused them with sex toys. At least one of the incidents occurred earlier this year, and another occurred at and during church.
One of the victims said Loggins had choked him unconscious in the parking lot of a local business as part of a game.
When troopers spoke with Loggins, he denied abusing the boys or owning the toys – but troopers obtained a search warrant and found one of the toys in his room, along with a photo on his cellphone of a partially clad boy.
Loggins told a judge Thursday afternoon that he is a truck driver. Asked for whom he worked, he said, “As of yesterday, no one.”
According to Loggins’ Facebook page, he most recently worked at Anchorage-based Royal Alaskan Movers. An employee at Royal Alaskan, reached by phone Thursday afternoon, said the company had “no comment” regarding Loggins’ history there.
Loggins argued that he had family visiting soon and wasn’t a flight risk, but prosecutors maintained that they had credible reason to believe he had additional victims. Troopers have asked anyone with information on further victims to call AST’s Palmer post at 352-5401.
The state's pretrial risk-assessment tool scored Loggins' flight and recidivism risk as a zero. A state prosecutor began to discuss the Alaska Department of Corrections' Pretrial Enforcement Division, but the judge cut her off with the words "is worthless in this kind of a situation."
The judge assigned Loggins a total of $300,000 in cash bail Thursday, requiring that he be placed under house arrest monitored by PED if he is released.
Editor's note: An initial version of this story incorrectly stated the investigation began in February.
Daniella Rivera contributed information to this story.
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