Soldotna man accused of sexually abusing a minor

A Soldotna man is facing a charge of sexual abuse of a minor for an incident alleged to have taken place last month.

Thomas Hill, 52, is accused of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor who was under 13 at the time of the alleged incident, according to charging documents. Soldotna Police Department officers received a report on March 24 that Hill had abused a minor, according to a probable cause statement.

When other people who lived in the same home as Hill confronted him about the alleged abuse, he denied it, according to the statement. Hill was asked to leave the house.

Soldotna police received another report a few days later that Hill had caused damage to the home while he was leaving, estimated at about $1,200, according to the statement. He also faces one count of third-degree criminal mischief, according to charging documents.

According to Soldotna police, Hill confessed to touching the alleged victim inappropriately during an interview on March 31. He was arraigned in Kenai court on April 1, the same day the charges were filed, and is scheduled to be back in court April 11 for a preliminary hearing, according to online court records.

First-degree sexual abuse of a minor is an unclassified felony in Alaska, while third-degree criminal mischief is a class C felony.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

More in News

Ron Gillham, who represents District 30 in the Alaska House of Representatives, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Ron Gillham)
Gillham files intent to run in 2022 primary

Gillham did not indicate the office he plans to run for.

A man fishes on the Kenai River on July 16, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion/file)
New bait restrictions on Kenai and Kasilof king fishing

On the Kenai River, bait will be prohibited from the mouth upstream to the outlet of Skilak Lake.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Gov. Mike Dunleavy held a press conference at the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday to say he was ready to call lawmakers into yet another special session if they didn’t rectify by Friday issues with the budget passed earlier this week.
Dunleavy calls on lawmakers to solve budget conflict

Another special session could be coming.

Bryan Quimby/Gannett Glacier Fire Crew
Part of the hose line has been laid around the perimeter of the 102-acre Loon Lake Fire to help firefighters extinguish any hot spots that are found, photographed on Thursday.
Loon Lake Fire 70% contained

The 102-acre fire was first reported on Saturday evening and is the result of lightning.

Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
No new COVID cases reported on Kenai Peninsula

In the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 42% of people 12 and up were fully vaccinated.

A boat is lifted out of the water at Northern Enterprises Boat Yard on Kachemak Drive. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Northern Enterprise Boat Yard in Homer expands business

The largest privately owned dry dock marina in Alaska is expanding its docks and boat-lifting capabilities

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank reopens at 50% indoor capacity

The last time they were able to have indoor seating was Saint Patrick’s Day of 2020.

An aerial photo of the 102-acre Loon Lake Fire footprint taken at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Swan Lake is in the background to the right. (Kale Casey/Alaska DNR-Division of Forestry)
Loon Lake Fire 30% contained

The fire covered about 102 acres as of Wednesday.

(Peninsula Clarion file)
Anchor Point Food Pantry looking for new home

The pantry has seen a sharp increase in patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic

Most Read