Braun v. Alaska

In Braun v. Alaska, 911 P.2d 1075 (Alaska Ct. App. 1996), the defendant appealed his convictions of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and attempted second-degree abuse of a minor, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support these convictions. Braun, 911 P.2d at 1077. The Court held that evidence of the defendant touching several children underneath their clothing and asking to take photographs of them naked was sufficient to support his convictions because the Alaska legislature had expressly removed the requirement that the "sexual contact" be with the "intent to obtain sexual gratification." Id. at 1078.