‘Alaskan Avenger’ Jason Vukovich Used Sex Offender Registry To Track Then Beat Child Sex Offenders [Video]
His name is Jason Vukovich, but they call him the “Alaskan Avenger.” His M.O.? Tracking down Alaskan sex offenders using the Anchorage public online sex offender registry. Once he found what he was looking for, Alaskan Avenger Jason Vukovich reportedly showed up at their respective homes in the middle of the night, hammer in hand, to mete out his own particular brand of justice. According to law enforcement, the reign of the Alaskan Avenger only managed to stretch across a few days in June. That’s because Jason Vukovich eventually got busted for busting in the heads of convicted sex offenders with his trusty hammer and fists.
According to New York Daily News, Alaskan Avenger Jason Vukovich also robbed his three victims.
One of Jason Vukovich’s victims, Wesley Demarest, told the local media that he had been sleeping in bed when the Alaskan Avenger broke into his home. Reportedly, his roommate woke him to tell him that there was a stranger in the house, and shortly thereafter, Vukovich began beating him in the head severely enough with a hammer to fracture his skull.
Demarest, who was on the sex offender registry for pleading no contest to attempted sexual abuse of a minor a decade ago, told authorities that Jason Vukovich introduced himself to his victim as an “avenging angel.”
“He said, ‘I’m an avenging angel, I’m going to mete out justice for the people you hurt.”
Dermarest would be the Alaskan Avenger’s final victim; he was arrested that same night and charged 18 charges related to assault, robbery, burglary and theft. Jason Vukovich pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges levied against him on July 28.
According to investigators and prosecutors, Alaskan Avenger Jason Vukovich targeted convicted sex offenders using the state sex offender registry because of abuse he claims to have suffered as a child. According to Vukovich, he was sexually molested and physically abused by his adoptive father when he was just a little boy. The Alaskan Avenger wrote a jailhouse letter to the Anchorage Dispatch News detailing the abuse he’d endured as a child.
“What I can say at this time is that after being physically and mentally abused by a predator, my life was forever changed. I literally gave my own existence no value or concern. I became a thief and a liar and went on to make many poor choices throughout my life.”
According to Alaskan Avenger Jason Vukovich, his adoptive father was a man by the name of Larry Lee Fulton. Reportedly, Fulton was convicted of second-degree abuse of a child back in the late 1980s, but was only sentenced to three years – suspended. While the victim was never named publicly at the time, Jason Vukovich says that it was him. And that despite his convicted abuser being ordered to stay away, Fulton immediately came back to the home and isolated Jason Vukovich.
I don't see the problem! 👍 they deserve worse as far as I'm concerned!
— Team Blue (@RESIST_45th) August 3, 2016
Jason Vukovich is a hero. I don't usually support violence but I have no sympathy for people who… https://t.co/tU7TX3h0S1
— Shay Mischief (@ShayMischief) August 9, 2016
— Nic TheDragonSlayer (@Keepitmovin1114) August 3, 2016
According to Alaskan Avenger Jason Vukovich, he committed his crimes against the convicted sex offenders he targeted because children “should be able to play in the streets and parks and go to church without the threat of pedophiles lingering around them.”
“My own heart may have been broken long ago, but with all my being I support every child in pursuit of their dreams.”
When Jason Vukovich was arrested, law enforcement officers reportedly found a notebook in his car detailing his victims (and perhaps more potential victims), including information that he dug up about them on the state sex offender registry.
The Alaskan Avenger’s other two victims were Andres Barbosa (convicted in 2014 of possession of child pornography) and Charles Albee (convicted in 2003 of second-degree abuse of a minor).
Officials in Alaska have strongly denounced Jason Vukovich’s alleged crimes, saying that the sex offender registry was never designed to make convicted and registered sex offenders targets of vigilante violence.
“That’s certainly not the purpose for which it exists.”
Jason Vukovich, aka the Alaskan Avenger, is currently being held on $100,000 bail; he could spend 35 years in jail if convicted on all counts.
[Image via Anchorage Correctional Complex/Twitter/@Dawneloise]