- Michael Oleksa
- Michael Oleska
- Mike Oleksa
Michael Phillip Oleksa, age 20, was accused of attempting to rape a 17 year old girl on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus on January 17, 2003. Both Oleksa and the girl were under the influence of alcohol at the time. Oleksa was initially charged with attempted sexual assault 1, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest, and consuming alcohol as a minor.
On April 28, 2003, Oleksa pled no contest to attempted sexual assault 2. He was sentenced to 36 months in jail, with 27 months suspended. Following the completion of this sentence, Oleksa was to be on probation for five years. The judge also ordered Oleksa to not have any direct or indirect contact with the minor he had attacked, to undergo substance abuse evaluation, to register as a sex offender, and to obtain sex offender treatment. Additional information about Oleksa is provided on the Alaska Sex Offender Registry. A link to the registry is provided on the right.
The State of Alaska filed a petition to revoke Oleksa’s probation on April 14, 2004. The district attorney’s office alleged that he had not completed his mandatory sex offender and substance abuse treatment. According to the Alaska court website, it appears that Oleksa was allowed to continue on probation. A link to the Alaska court website appears on the right.
Petitions to revoke Oleksa’s probation were also filed on October 3, 2005, and September 15, 2006. While Pokrov has no information as to why either of these two petitions was filed, the court website again appears to indicate that Oleksa was allowed to continue on probation.
Oleksa is the son of Fr. Michael Oleksa, who is a priest in the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of Alaska. At the time of Oleksa’s conviction Fr. Michael was attached to St. Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage. The priest is currently assigned to St. Alexis Mission, also in Anchorage. According to the information provided by the Alaska Sex Offender Registry on February 9, 2008, Oleksa resides with his father.
On August 22, 2006, Pokrov received an email from Fr. Michael. In it, the priest purported to explain the January 17, 2003, incident, saying in part, “THis (sic) ‘offense’ occured (sic) when he and his girlfriend were kissing at a bus stop. Both were intoxicated and neither remember the incident or the arrest. The State pressed the charges, which required no physical evidence whatsoever. The girlfriend, unable to testify because of her intoxicated condition at the time of the ‘offense’ could not defend him.”