ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hundreds of pages of police records chronicle alleged sexual activity between Bill Allen, the former head of oilfield services company VECO, and several underage girls.
The U.S. Department of Justice is not pressing charges, but Anchorage Police Department detectives say they have a solid case -- including multiple interviews with Lisa Moore, a woman who says she saw Allen engage in sexual activity with several girls, including her. A warning to our viewers: some of the details are graphic.
In 1996 Moore, then 18, met Allen: a prominent Alaska businessman who changed her life.
“I was practically living on the streets,” Moore said. “I had a daughter I really wanted to be reunited with, and he was basically the answer -- an easy answer. Now I wish I would've just slaved at McDonalds, you know: made my own way.”
Moore says she met Allen when she picked up her roommate from his house.
“She said, ‘You’ve got to come inside and see this guy's house,’” Moore said.
Moore says her roommate was working for Silk Stockings, a local escort service. She says she had never considered prostitution, but Allen changed her mind.
“We got along really well, and he was probably one of the most intelligent boyfriends I had had at that time,” Moore said.
Their alleged nine-month relationship is documented in an APD investigation.
Records show Allen rented Moore an apartment and bought her expensive gifts on his VECO credit card. In exchange the two had an agreement to only sleep with each other, Moore told police -- but she says Allen wasn't faithful.
“During that relationship, he cheated on me with a minor who was 15, Bambi Tyree,” Moore said.
Moore says she discovered the relationship by accident.
“One night I came over to his house, she was there and I walked in the room, and she was -- they were doing sexual things,” Moore said.
Moore says she then ended their relationship.
“Literally, I have nothing left,” Moore said. “I walked into that relationship with nothing, I walked out of that relationship with nothing.”
But according to police, that wasn't the end of her involvement with Allen. Several months later, Moore says their relationship was in danger going public.
Moore says when her ex-boyfriend was set to go to trial for having sex with a 15-year-old, he allegedly threatened to put her on the stand and have her testify about Allen. Moore says she met with Allen, who offered a solution.
“He said, ‘We need to get you out of the state right away,’” Moore said.
Moore says he sent her, her then-fiance and her brother, Jeremy Moore, to Bakersfield, Calif. He reportedly put them up in a hotel and co-signed so that Jeremy Moore could use his credit card.
Jeremy Moore says Allen promised him a high-paying job in exchange for putting everything in Allen’s name to keep his sister in hiding.
“I got down there -- I had a mountain bike, a job at a mud-packing plant making $8 an hour, and it was 15 miles from home,” Jeremy Moore said.
After several weeks Lisa Moore says she discovered that her ex-boyfriend cut a deal to avoid trial, and she headed home to Anchorage -- but Moore says Allen didn't want her in Alaska. She says she moved her family to Washington, but she says Allen wouldn't pay to help her out unless she did something for him.
“His lawyer said, ‘If you sign this paper, that he's never had a sexual relationship with Bambi, we will give you $5,000,’” Moore said.
Moore told the attorney she wanted $25,000, but he reportedly refused. She says that's when the two of them went their separate ways.
“After that day, I walked out of that office, I never spoke to Bill Allen again,” Moore said. “I've never called him, asked for money -- we're on our own, and since then I've made it on my own.”
While she’s on her own, Allen still isn't out of the picture.
“My anger toward Bill Allen for the situation with me, that went away a long time ago,” Moore said. “The anger I have for him now is for what he's doing now, for what he's getting away with; he's getting away with so many crimes.”
In 2004, Moore spoke with detectives about her alleged relationship with Allen, and alleged sexual activity with with minors. She told detectives she witnessed a 15-year-old girl perform oral sex on Allen in his car. She also admitted to participating in a threesome with Allen and another 15-year-old.
Moore says she knows of several underage girls who had sex with Allen.
“He's done it over and over and over again: it's never going to stop, it's going to keep happening until he dies,” Moore said. “There's always going to be underage girls who are struggling in some way he can take advantage of. He's never going to stop, ever.”
APD's investigation uncovered other alleged victims, including 15-year-old Paula Roberds, who Allen reportedly flew from Seattle to Anchorage for sex.
“They were able to discover airline tickets that had been purchased using Mr. Allen's VECO account, with a particular credit card that was his and his alone,” said APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker.
Detectives also spoke with a woman who said her first prostitution experience was with Allen -- when she was 14 years old.
“Certainly, there are some very serious allegations by these victims,” Parker said. “You have to understand too, these victims are from the weakest element of society. These are people who have made their living as prostitutes -- prostitution is actually slavery.”
Moore says she's broken free from her relationship with Allen. Her concern now is for other women who could become potential victims in the future.
“My life would be completely different had I not met Bill Allen, but I make the best of it,” Moore said.
Allen is currently serving a three-year sentence in a federal prison for tax violations and bribery.
Calls over the past few days to Allen’s attorney, Bob Bundy, were not returned. When news broke that there would not be charges filed by the Department of Justice would not file charges, Bundy issued a statement saying the decision not to press charges speaks for itself and that charges would be unwarranted.
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