AST: 2 law enforcement officials arrested in separate child sex abuse cases
Two law enforcement officials in Southwest Alaska were arrested in separate child sex abuse cases, according to dispatches released by Alaska State Troopers on Friday.
The first case was reported to Dillingham troopers on July 27, 2018. Devin Darrough, 56, was accused of sexually abusing two children multiple times over the the past couple of years.
Troopers say Darrough was the corrections supervisor of the Dillingham Contract Jail, run by the Dillingham Police Department, at the time of the report.
According to one of Friday's dispatches, Dillingham AST assumed case responsibility with cooperation from the DPD. On Jan. 31, 2019, Darrough was indicted for two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He was arrested around 10 p.m. that night by troopers, with the assistance of DPD. He was transported to the Dillingham jail and held without bail, pending arraignment.
The second case was reported to troopers on Dec. 27, 2018. Jeffery Phillip, 33, of Kwigillingok, was accused of sending sexually explicit photos to a juvenile.
Troopers say Phillip was a Tribal police officer at the time of the report.
"An interview was conducted with the victim who disclosed that since the age of 11, Phillip had abused the victim multiple times," a dispatch stated on Friday. "Phillip also sent sexually explicit photos of his genitals to the victim and took nude photos of the victim without their knowledge."
On Jan. 30, 2019, Phillips was indicted for four counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of incest, one count of distribution of indecent material to minors and one count of felony indecent viewing or photography.
Troopers say a $50,000 warrant was issued for Philip's arrest. He was arrested just before 1 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2019, and remanded to Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.
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