(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)

(Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)

Juneau man arrested on 17 sex crime charges involving teenager a decade ago

Brian H. Kurtzman, 50, sexually abused victim in Juneau and Haines, according to police.

A Juneau man was arrested Thursday on 16 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, plus one felony count of sexual assault, involving a teenager who was sexually assaulted in Juneau and Haines in 2013 and 2014, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Brian H. Kurtzman, 50, was contacted by JPD officers outside a business on Jordan Avenue and arrested on an outstanding $100,000 Alaska State Troopers warrant, a JPD information release published Friday states. He was incarcerated at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

The warrant was issued on June 14 after a grand jury indicted him on the 17 counts, including four counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, eight counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of first-degree sexual assault.

Kurtzman was arraigned in Superior Court on Friday at the Juneau Courthouse. A representation hearing is scheduled July 8.

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

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