Another victim accuses Loggins in Wasilla child sex case
A Wasilla man is facing another count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor after troopers say another victim came forward.
Seth Loggins, 27, was indicted Thursday by a Palmer Grand Jury on an additional count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor-- bringing his total count of charges to more than two dozen.
The victim tally is up to at least nine, Alaska State Troopers say, as alleged victims began coming forward after initial word of charges was made public.
Loggins is now facing 17 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, eight counts of harassment, and one count of second-degree assault.
A woman who says Loggins used to watch her son said the accused's family has close ties to the First Baptist Church in Palmer and alleges that Loggins had access to the church after hours.
Loggins formally worked as a school bus driver and aspired to become an Alaska State Trooper, the mother says.
"It seemed like a real priority to him to find his next victims, so now, looking back, I realized why he worked at the school, because that gives you access to constant victims, why he was a member of the church and around the children and trying to help the parents get the children back and forth from church, you know, all these things because he wanted to make sure he had constant access to a new victim," she said.
In previous charging documents against Loggins, troopers said the truck driver had befriended boys before abusing them with sex toys, including one incident which occurred in the church. Loggins allegedly denied owning any such toys, but investigators found one during a search of his room.
Court documents also say the victims 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.
The parent KTVA spoke to believes Loggins was paying for the victims' cooperation and silence when he would regularly foot the bill for fun outings.
Anyone with information on the case or other potential victims of Loggins is asked to call troopers at 907-745-2131.
Daniella Rivera contributed to this report.
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