State trooper charged with attempted sexual abuse of minor


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A veteran Alaska state trooper was charged with attempted sexual abuse of a minor.

Investigators said Trooper Vance Peronto met a 16-year-old girl on a traffic stop, contacted her through social media and arranged to meet her Sunday at a hotel in Anchorage, where he was arrested.

Online court documents Monday did not list Peronto’s attorney.

The Alaska Department of Public Safety announced the arrest Monday.

“This case and investigation have been handled in the same manner as any other, and we are informing the public of these developments today

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