Theology student charged with 11 sex crimes

Author: Jim Paulin
Date Published: 07/16/2004

MINORS: 22-year-old and another defendant accused of making videos of teens.

UNALASKA — A 22-year-old seminary student has been charged with nine felonies accusing him of having sexual contact with girls between ages 13 and 15 and two additional felonies alleging he videotaped sex scenes with a 17-year-old girl.

Terenty J. Dushkin, the stepson of state Rep. Carl Moses, D-Unalaska, was arrested July 9 after police searched his apartment at Carl’s Bayview Inn and seized a copy of the videotape. The 17-year-old shown in the tape told police it was made in either late December or early January, after Dushkin had returned home from St. Herman’s Theological Seminary in Kodiak.

Dushkin attended St. Herman’s and is scheduled to return there in fall, according to a school official. The school trains students to become Russian Orthodox priests.

Dushkin was charged last Saturday in Unalaska District Court with seven counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Those charges accuse him of having sex several times with one girl, as recently as June 24, when she was 15 years old, and dating back to 2002.

On Tuesday, he was charged with four additional sex offenses, including possession of child pornography, exploitation of a minor and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The latter two charges accuse Dushkin of having sexual contact with two girls, ages 13 and 14, in June or July 2003.

The child pornography and exploitation charges involve a sex videotape of Dushkin, the 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old Misty King. King also has been charged with exploitation of a minor. It is illegal under Alaska law to photograph a person under the age of 18 in a sexually explicit manner.

Dushkin was released on $2,500 bail Tuesday, in the custody of his brother and his mother, Laresa Moses, who attended the bail hearing and arraignment along with her husband.

Dushkin’s next court appearance is set for July 30. King’s next appearance is Monday.