A court-martial is being held for a Coast Guard fireman charged with sexually assaulting a fellow Coast Guard petty officer.
Prosecutors say the attack occurred Jan. 3, 2011, in Valdez.
The woman took the stand Tuesday in Juneau’s federal building to say she remembers little about what occurred because she had consumed alcohol.
Prosecutors say the woman was sexually attacked on the bathroom floor of a local bar and again attacked on the stairwell of her apartment. Much of their case hinges on eyewitness accounts from the woman’s two co-workers.
Twenty-three-year-old Roque Trevino’s lawyers maintain the sex was consensual.
Trevino is charged with aggravated sexual assault and abusive sexual contact.
If convicted, he faces a maximum 67 years.
- For the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus.
- The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski. One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
- Police posted this security video of the suspect on its Facebook page and described him as white, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and skinny with scruffy facial hair.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.