Jason Vukovich

Jason Vukovich, also known as the “Alaskan Avenger,” was abused physically and sexually. He was beaten and raped as a child by the man who was supposed to be his caretaker, his stepfather, Larry Lee Fulton. Fulton married Jason’s mother and adopted him when he was four years old.

Jason’s childhood abuse led him down a dark path that led him to become the hammer-wielding “Alaskan Avenger” on the hunt for paedophiles. He is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence at the Spring Creek Correctional Center for assaulting three paedophiles.

This is the story of Jason Vukovich, also known as the “Hammer-Wielding¬†Pedophile Hunter,” “Alaskan Avenger,” and other nicknames. Jason Vukovich was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 25, 1975.

Larry physically and sexually abused Jason and his half-brother Joel. Jason was beaten with belts and a custom-made two-by-four, according to details of his stepfather’s abuse. Larry also enjoyed going into his room late at night and sexually assaulting Jason and Joel in their beds.

Years later, during Jason’s trial, Joel testified about the abuse they endured at the hands of Larry.

“We’d roll over on the bunk beds and face the wall. It was my responsibility to go first so that he would leave Jason alone.”

Larry was charged with second-degree abuse and molestation of a minor in 1989 and convicted, but Superior Court Judge Karl Johnstone only sentenced him to three years suspended.

Larry Lee Fulton was permitted to return home, where he continued to abuse Jason. When no one came to check on the family, Jason Vukovich and his brother fled at the age of 16.

Jason Vukovich fled to the state of Washington. He had no identification as a minor and was unable to support himself legally. That is when he began his life as a petty criminal.

Jason’s criminal record reveals a life of thievery, fraud, and controlled substances that spanned Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, and eventually back to Alaska in 2008, where he was accused of assaulting his ex-wife, which he denies.

Jason Vukovich later described how he felt at this point in his life in a note from prison.

‘I gave my existence no value or concern. I became a thief and a liar and went on to make many poor choices throughout my life.’

A Boiling Point Is Reached & The Alaskan Avenger Is Born.
Now back in Alaska in 2016 and in and out of jail for his petty crimes, Jason Vukovich began reading Alaska’s Sex Offender Registry. He started creating a list of men on the Sex Offender Registry convicted of sexual crimes against children. Thoughts of avenging his childhood consumed him.

Jason Vukovich carried a notebook containing a list of offenders found on Alaska’s Sex Offender Registry. Charles Albee, Andres Barbosa, and Wesley Demarest were three of those names.

Jason knocked on the door of 68-year-old sex offender Charles Albee, who was convicted of second-degree abuse of a minor in 2003.

Jason pushed his way through the door and ordered Albee to sit on the bed. Jason informed Albee that he knew what he had because he had discovered him on the registry. Jason slapped Albee in the face several times before robbing him and fleeing.

Days later, on June 27, around 4 a.m., Jason knocked on the door of the second man on his list. According to the registry, it was Andres Barbosa, 25, who was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2014.

Jason, who was standing nearby with two women, asked Barbosa if he was Andres Barbosa. Barbosa replied yes, he was, and Jason threatened him with a hammer before entering the house with the two women.

Jason called Barbosa a paedophile and forced him to sit in a chair before punching him in the face and threatening to “bash in his dome” with a hammer.

One of the women was filming Jason punching Barbosa with her cellphone, while the other was stealing items from Barbosa’s apartment and truck. Andres was informed by Jason that he was there to collect what Barbosa “owed.”

The Violence Escalates

Wesley Demarest, 68, Jason’s third victim, who was convicted of attempted sexual abuse of a minor in 2006, would face the “Avenging Angel’s” wrath.

Demarest was awakened around 1 a.m. on June 29 by his roommate, who informed him that someone had just smashed one of their windows. Jason stood behind him and told him to leave the room.

Wesley Demarest, 68, Jason’s third victim, who was convicted of attempted sexual abuse of a minor in 2006, would face the “Avenging Angel’s” wrath.

Demarest was awakened around 1 a.m. on June 29 by his roommate, who informed him that someone had just smashed one of their windows. Jason stood behind him and told him to leave the room.

Wesley denied being ordered onto Vukovich’s bed. Vukovich then asked Demarest if he was the registered sex offender Wesley Demarest, to which Demarest replied that he was.

Jason then inquired of Demarest whether he believed he had paid for his crimes. Demarest said yes, but Jason said, “No, you didn’t pay enough for it.”

He ordered Demerest to get into his bed once more, but Demarest refused.

Jason then ordered Wesley to get down on his knees, but Wesley again refused, so Jason began hitting him in the head with his hammer while saying:

“I’m an avenging angel, and I’m going to exact justice on those you’ve wronged.”

Demarest’s victim was a young girl in kindergarten, and he received only nine months in prison and three years in a sex offender treatment programme for sexually assaulting her. Given what he did to that child, it hardly seems adequate.

Wesley was knocked out while Vukovich stole his laptop and some other items, as he had done with his previous two victims. He then ran away from the scene.

Wesley regained consciousness and reported the incident to 911. The police quickly apprehended Jason Vukovich, who was sitting nearby in a Honda Civic with a notebook containing the names and addresses of his three victims.

Jason was charged with first- and third-degree assault, as well as first-degree burglary. Vukovich pled guilty to these charges in order to have over a dozen other charges dropped in 2018.

He was sentenced to 28 years in prison, five years suspended, and five years on probation.

Jason wrote a letter to the Anchorage Daily News in 2017 about his regrets for his actions and the childhood experiences that inspired him to carry out these attacks.

Jason Vukovich wants his story to serve as a deterrent to anyone considering “Vigilante Justice,” claiming that it has no place in a well-ordered society. He never received professional assistance in dealing with the abuse he suffered as a child. That led to feelings of worthlessness, which led him down the path of crime and time in prison for various crimes.

Sympathy For A Victim?

Demarest stated in an interview:

“All I’ve done for 11 years has been regret every moment of my crime, and there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t thought about it.”

He had this to say about the attack:

“I’m still perplexed mentally.”

Demarest also sobbed about losing his job as a result of his injuries sustained during the attack. Here’s what he had to say:

“It essentially destroyed my life. So, I guess he got what he wanted.”

You have to wonder if this man has any self-reflection and thinks about the life of a very young girl that he forever destroyed.

Demarest also stated that he was relieved Jason Vukovich was in custody and wished that it would remain so. He had this to say, ironically:

“I’d prefer he didn’t walk around while I’m still alive.”

I’m curious if Demarest’s victim felt the same way, only to have her attacker freely walk around. I’ll save my sympathy for her and other paedophile victims.

Jason Vukovich and his story have become a sensation on the internet. Most people you ask will agree, the man is a hero.

Convicted pedophiles do not seem to pay the price that their tiny victims endure for their lifetime. Most childhood victims like Jason do not receive the help they should have been given and learn to process the horrors that happened to them.

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