Sex offender faces new charges

    Photo credit to Alaska Department of Public Safety.

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Walter Forsberg, was convicted of possession of child pornography in January.

    Alaska State Troopers said Forsberg, was contacted Saturday in the 2500 block of Tongass Avenue on an outstanding arrest warrant.

    Investigation found Forsberg was on probation for possession of child pornography and was found in possession of several items in violation of his rules of probation. 

    Further charges are pending.  Forsberg was remanded to the Ketchikan Jail to wait a court appearance.

    In the original case in Metlakatla in 2018, Forsberg was charged with 10 counts of child pornography possession.  The images were of children between the ages of 18 months and 10 years old being sexually abused.

    A cell phone taken from Forsberg contained the images, Troopers said.

    He was convicted of the charges in January.


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