Anchorage Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Sex Crimes Against Other Prisoners in Anchorage Jail
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 21, 2010|
ANCHORAGE, AK—United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that a prisoner in the Anchorage Correctional Complex was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage, for aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, and abusive sexual contact perpetrated on three unnamed prisoners.
The twelve-count indictment names Sabil Mujahid, 39, of Anchorage, Alaska as the sole defendant. Mujahid was arraigned on October 20, 2010 on the charges.
According to the indictment and information presented to the court at arraignment, Mujahid was a federal prisoner when he committed the alleged crimes against the three unnamed prisoners, referred to as John Doe 1, John Doe 2, and John Doe 3, all Alaskan Native men. The Anchorage Correctional Complex is a facility in which federal prisoners are held in custody pursuant to a contract with the United States Marshals Service. Mujahid is currently incarcerated on pending federal sex trafficking charges with three other defendants, awaiting trial in February 2011.
The charges found by the grand jury, carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, total fines of $3 million, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, of the defendant. Mujahid’s trial date on these indicted charges is scheduled for December 13, 2010.
The FBI, United States Marshals Service, and the Anchorage Police Department jointly conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.