Juneau man charged with sex abuse of a minor, called danger to community

A 28-year-old Juneau man is facing trial on several counts involving sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, after being called a danger to the community by a prosecutor due to his alleged porn addiction.

Daniel J. Miyasato Jr. was indicted Feb. 15 on one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor involving a minor younger than 13, one count of online enticement of a minor younger than 16 and one count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

According to the transcript of the indictment hearing, Miyasato is accused of soliciting and having sex with the girl. It was alleged that he visited porn sites on his phone that referenced sex with children and had photographs of a different girl, a victim in a case involving sexual abuse of a minor.

Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp said during the hearing that Miyasato has a porn addiction, taking photos of women’s buttocks in public, and called him a danger to the community.

Bail was set at $15,000; he was arraigned on Feb. 16 and a trial date was set for May 15.

• Laura Barnes, 19, was indicted on Feb. 8 on one count of failure to stop at the direction of an officer, a class C felony. She was released on $500 bail and subsequently was arraigned on Feb. 15.

•Joseph R. Schultz, 32, was sentenced Jan. 26 in Juneau Superior Court to two years in prison, with one year suspended, after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted misconduct involving controlled substances, a class B felony. He will receive credit for time served and will be placed on probation for two years.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 523-2246 or liz.kellar@juneauempire.com.

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