Former Kodiak wrestling coach convicted of child sex abuse


A judge has found 49-year-old Nathan Benton of Kodiak guilty of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree.

Benton, who worked for the Kodiak School district for several years, chose not to have a jury trial, but to be tried by a judge. After the four day trial, retired Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger, who serves as a judge as needed, found Benton guilty for events that happened in Kodiak in 2020.

Factors involved in this case include the 1990’s “Satch Carlson” law that applies to adults who are 10 years older than the minor-age victim, and the fact that they were living in the same home at the time of the abuse.

Benton, who resigned in 2021, was the middle and high school assistant wrestling coach in Kodiak. The family of the former female wrestler who police identified as the victim sued the Kodiak Island Borough School District for not adequately vetting its hires and for not acting to intervene when accusations of “grooming” behavior were made, which ultimately led to the sexual abuse.

Benton is being held without bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Nov. 30. He could receive between five years and 99 years.


  1. Again, there is New Life’s Every Man’s Battle, it’s time for you guys to recognize your struggle. There is a book and workshop where you can go and meet with other men tired of being controlled by their past. If your wife or girlfriend has a sexual addiction you can get her the Every Woman’s Battle book plus a workshop. The most important is the wounded partner doesn’t act like this wasn’t a recent problem, most likely their partner been quietly struggling since childhood with most men been exposed to pornography during elementary school.

  2. Once again, public education strikes.
    Child abuse in so many ways.

    I can hear the usual suspects tuning up. But, but, Catholics?!

  3. If we’re expected to believe that a child can cross there arms and blink while tipping the head to ……” change there gender “ ( I Dream of Jeannie for all you kids out there)
    What’s to disprove that while doing so, they also padded a few years on their nonbinary birth certificate?

  4. Having found it difficult to hide/function in the world of catholicism, the pedophiles have moved to leftists controlled organizations such as public schools and universities where they not only find a target rich environment but welcome inclusivity. These days, you can not only find pedo’s around every corner, but if you go to the library you can even find “how to” books.

  5. My mother, a widow and a Christian who did not entertain men after our father died never tolerated any pornography in the home at all period. Later as a married woman I never allowed such materials in my home either. Unfortunately, a good-for-nothing, unknown man hid vile things outside in the woods quite a distance from our house. I have never laid eyes on such things but my son mentioned seeing it in the woods a decade later after he was grown. He did not have language skills at age six to even describe it at the time. As an adult I still couldn’t discuss what he was talking about. I have NEVER seen such vile stuff such as still produced in Europe and distributed worldwide from there. We, his young Anchorage parents, had no idea such crap existed. Parents accompany your energetic children EVERYWHERE they go. For safety sake. In the battle to the death between good and evil the Battle is the Lord’s with his angels. Christ and His mighty angels will triumph and complete the Messiah’s conquest over all spiritual rebellions. That will be a great day when people devoted to evilness, and some are devoted to “it”, are active no more. The cleansing process will be something to inevitably see right on time. Everyone on earth will leap for joy! The last first and first last. Soon.

  6. Obvious similarity to national news about wrestling coaches considering the Supreme Court has opened the Statute of Limits with regard to reporting some specific sex exploitation criminal acts.

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