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Alaska Oil Man And Star Witness In Sen. Stevens Corruption Trial Under Investigation For Sex Abuse

10/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Allen, the oilman who remodeled U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens's house and is expected to testify against him at his trial starting next week, has come under investigation for the second time in a year for allegedly sexually abusing teenage girls, Anchorage police confirmed to AlaskaDispatch.com on Wednesday.

Once a "Godfather" figure in Alaska's oil industry and a friend of Stevens's, Allen is under investigation for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a teenage prostitute nine years ago, according to interviews with both police and the alleged victim. Late last year, Anchorage police reopened a separate teen-sex investigation against Allen but have since suspended that case.

A lawyer for Allen has denied the allegations against his client.

Read more at alaskadispatch.com.