Subject: Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Date: 2022-06-09
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #220527-008

On 05/27/2022, the Juneau Police Department received a report, alleging that 62-year-old Juneau resident, Dermott Albert Howard, had sexually abused a minor, within the past two years. It was reported that the minor was approximately 6-7 years old when the crime occurred.

Following the investigation, on 06/01/2022, JPD Detectives contacted Howard at his residence on Montgomery Street and placed him under arrest for Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 1st Degree. Howard was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

On 06/09/2022, a Juneau Grand Jury indicted Howard on three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 1st degree, all are unclassified felony offenses. Howard is currently still being held at the Lemon Creek Correction Center.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.