Ben Anderson-Agimuk was a rising star in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. He got a job working for former Rep. Zach Fansler, who resigned in disgrace after sexual escapades in Juneau went badly for him.
Anderson-Agimuk was then chosen by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Democrats to come up with a replacement for Fansler, and that person was Tiffany Zulkosky, who now serves district 38 as a state representative.
Anderson-Agimuk worked for Zulkosky until December of 2018. That year, the Alaska Federation of Natives awarded Anderson-Agimuk the Roger Lang Youth Leadership Award. He’s got a long history with the Alaska Democratic Party, for someone who is just 27.
Now, he’s charged with rape of an 11-year-old girl. The allegations against him include giving the girl alcohol before penetrating her.
Anderson-Agimuk was arraigned in a Bethel courthouse on April 3 for two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor and one court of sexual assault of a minor, with penetration, an unclassified felony.
Anderson-Agimuk’s first court date is set for May 14. He is being represented by a public defender.