WASILLA — A Wasilla man is in custody facing multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Eric James Peterson, 35, was contacted at his residence in Wasilla, arrested and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial. The Alaska State Troopers Child Abuse Investigation Unit received a report that Peterson had sexually abused a child for the past three years, according to an online dispatch posted by the Alaska State Troopers. Peterson is now facing six counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

Peterson was arraigned Wednesday afternoon, according to online court records.

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