Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The irony...

My wife always finds these depressing tales. This one is also ironic, reaffirming my belief that Alaska has some serious issues. Too much sunlight or too much darkness or too much isolation. Something.
An Alaska lottery held to raise money for a group that helps sexual abuse victims had a surprise winner: a convicted sex offender.

Alec Ahsoak, who according to the state sex offender registry was convicted in 1993 and 2000 for sexual abuse of a minor, came forward Saturday with the winning ticket for the $500,000 Lucky Time Pull Tabs jackpot.

Proceeds of the lottery help Standing Together Against Rape in Anchorage, a nonprofit group that offers support to sexual assault victims among other services.

"It's not how we had envisioned the story going," Nancy Haag, the group's executive director, told CNN Radio.

No kidding? Also...
Alaska has the highest per capita number of rape cases in the United States, according to FBI statistics.
Not quite the vision I received watching Northern Exposure...