Kaden Ollila, 20, a Washington state resident who used to live in Juneau, was recently indicted in Alaska on cyberstalking and child pornography charges. (U.S. Department of Justice photo)

Kaden Ollila, 20, a Washington state resident who used to live in Juneau, was recently indicted in Alaska on cyberstalking and child pornography charges. (U.S. Department of Justice photo)

Former Juneau resident indicted on cyberstalking and child pornography charges

Kaden Ollila, 20, is accused of targeting minors in Alaska, Washington and California.

A former Juneau resident has been indicted on cyberstalking and child pornography charges involving multiple alleged victims in Alaska and two other states, and law enforcement officials are seeking further information about his actions and possible victims, according to official statements and court documents.

Kaden Ollila, 20, was arrested on March 21 for alleged actions dating back to Jan. 19, according to an indictment issued March 19 by U.S. Attorney’s office in Juneau. He was living in Washington state at the time of his arrest, but is a former resident of Alaska and California, and also has alleged victims in all of those states, according to federal officials.

He was born in Juneau where he lived intermittently until moving to Washington several years ago. However, officials with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies said they cannot disclose if any of his alleged illegal activities occurred here or any of his alleged victims are Juneau residents.

The three-count indictment states Ollila allegedly distributed child pornography on Jan. 19, used a social media platform Jan. 24 and 25 to send messages to a victim describing his desire to sexually assault her, and used a different social media platform Feb. 4 and 5 to send a victim unsolicited sexual images of himself and unsolicited images depicting child sexual abuse.

“The defendant Kaden Ollila has been indicted for distributing explicit images and videos of minors under the age of 18 years old and cyber stalking,” states a notice of intent to seek a detention hearing filed March 21 by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Anchorage. “Ollila knows many of the victims and will contact them through various electronic means to torment them about his use and distribution of the explicit images. He has extorted new pornographic images from his victims by threatening to send old explicit images to the victim’s friends and family. Indeed, on various occasions he done just that and sent images to victims’ close associations.”

The notice argues Ollila should remain in custody until trial, stating he is a flight risk without “strong ties to any one community having recently lived in Alaska, California, and now Washington.” The prosecutor also argues “Ollila is an extreme risk of threatening, intimidating, and harassing victims and witnesses.”

“Even when he knew his actions would draw police attention he continued on his course of action,” the notice states. “Every image and message he sends re-victimizes his many targets. Additionally, he has discussed his desire to engage in physical violence against some victims.”

Attempts Thursday to contact his attorney, Assistant Federal Defender Becky Fish, were unsucessful.

Ollila is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child involving distribution of child pornography, and two counts of cyberstalking, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s office. If convicted he faces a sentence of five to 20 years for distribution of child pornography, and up to five years on each count of cyberstalking.

He made an initial court appearance on March 22 before a U.S. magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and an appearance before the U.S. District Court in Alaska will be scheduled at a later date, according to the statement.

Other agencies involved with the case include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alaska State Troopers, Nisqually Police Department, Nisqually Tribal Gaming Agency and Washington State Gaming Agency. Officials are asking anyone with information concerning Ollila’s alleged actions, or may have encountered someone in person or online using the name Kaden Ollila, to contact the Homeland Security Investigations’ tipline at (866) 347-2423.

• Contact Mark Sabbatini at mark.sabbatini@juneauempire.com or (907) 957-2306.

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