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Press Release

Anchorage Man Indicted for Attempted Sexual Assault

June 15, 2016

(ANCHORAGE Alaska) – On Friday, June 10, an Anchorage grand jury indicted 32 year old David Schwarder with attempted sexual assault in the first degree.

On June 2, 2016, Anchorage Police responded to a residence in West Anchorage based on reports of an attempted sexual assault. Officers made contact with a young woman who reported she had jumped off of a second floor patio to get away from a man wielding a knife. She reported that a co-worker from the Costco on Dimond Boulevard had lured her away from work and took her to his apartment off of Raspberry Road.

The investigation led to the discovery of Schwarder in the area of his apartment. According to the allegations, other witnesses reported seeing Schwarder ramming into vehicles with a pickup truck in the parking lot of his apartment building.

Schwarder was indicted for one count of attempted sexual assault in the first degree and one count of assault in the third degree. He was also charged with driving under the influence. Schwarder is currently being held at the Anchorage Jail: his bail is set at $20,000 cash appearance and a third-party custodian. If convicted of the charges, Schwarder could face a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. Schwarder is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: District Attorney Clint Campion at (907) 269-6324 or

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