Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information


ALPENA, MI – Joel James, formerly of Lachine, MI, was arraigned in 88th District Joel JamesCourt on 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree and Accosting a Minor for Immoral Purposes.

James was arrested in Alaska in August of 2013 and brought back to Alpena to face those charges.

According to KTVF 11 in Alaska, bail on the warrant was set at $250,000 after Alpena County authorities say James fled the jurisdiction.

Deputy Michael Lash of the Alpena County Sheriff’s Department believes there are multiple victims in the case that goes back to the early 1990’s. If anyone has information regarding this investigation or Joel James, they are asked to contact Deputy Michael Lash at (989) 354-9839.

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