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Anchorage Man Indicted for Burglary and Attempted Sexual Assault at Senior Living Complex

June 2, 2016

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, 59 year old Rex Weston was indicted for burglary and attempted sexual assault on a 77 year old resident of a senior housing facility in Anchorage. Weston is alleged to have broken into a senior housing facility sometime after 4:00 a.m. on May 21, 2016. According to the allegations, Weston climbed into the bed of a 77 year old resident, partially undressed himself and attempted to sexually assault her. She responded by screaming and kicking. Weston allegedly fled through a broken window.

Anchorage Police were able to track down Weston with the assistance of a canine unit. The grand jury indicted Weston on one count of attempted sexual assault in the first degree, one count of attempted sexual assault in the second degree, and two counts of burglary in the first degree.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent. The State must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, Weston faces a sentence of up to 99 years in prison. Sentencing is determined by the court’s evaluation of the circumstances of the offense and the defendant.

Weston has remained in custody since his arrest on May 21, 2016. To make bail, Weston must post a $10,000 cash appearance bond, a $10,000 cash performance bond and must be supervised by a court-approved third party custodian. Weston is expected to be arraigned in Anchorage Superior Court on Monday, June 6, 2016.

Contact: Deputy District Attorney Christina Sherman at (907) 269-6300 or christina.sherman@alaska.gov.

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