An 80-year-old Ninilchik man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl several times last year.
Richard Earl Digel was arrested in March and was arraigned April 20 in superior court on eight felony sexual abuse of a minor charges.
Alaska State Trooper Mark Pearson’s affidavit spells out the details of the police investigation.
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