Juneau police arrested a 21-year-old man last Saturday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the woods above the downtown cruise ship docks.
In a press release, police say Kevin Arnold Slats was arrested and charged with felony 1st degree sexual assault following an investigation. He’s being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on no bail.
The 37-year-old victim contacted police at about 1:30 Saturday afternoon. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
Police obtained a search warrant and collected physical evidence from Slats as well as the scene of the alleged attack.
JPD says the victim and Slats knew each other and alcohol appears to have been a factor.
- Despite rainy weather, the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived in Nome on schedule, Sunday morning. About a thousand people poured out of the floating hotel and emptied into the town of Nome for a full day of scheduled activities and events, including the formal commemoration held at the Nome Mini Convention Center.
- Kenai Peninsula Assembly Vice President Brent Johnson plans to introduce an ordinance at the meeting Tuesday, August 23, that would replace the invocation or prayer said at the beginning of meetings with a moment of silence.
- The Juneau Assembly has adopted its equal rights ordinance, adding protection against discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
- About 2,300 people have visited William Shakespeare’s First Folio inside of the State Library, Archives and Museum building. It's public viewing in Juneau ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.