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Anchorage man charged with assaulting acquaintance

Posted: January 5, 2014 - 12:04am

ANCHORAGE — Bail has been set at $1 million for an 18-year-old Anchorage man charged with sexual assault.

Jessye Potts is being held at the Anchorage Jail. He’s charged with one kidnapping count, four sexual assault counts and two assault counts.

Police say Potts just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday met a 17-year-old girl for a walk near the Ocean View neighborhood in south Anchorage.

Police say Potts took the girl’s phone, used restrains to confine the girl and sexually assaulted her.

Police say Potts walked away but returned, released the girl from the restraints and fled.

The girl reached a nearby home and called police.

Sgt. Ken McCoy says the girl’s timely reporting of the incident assisted in making an arrest Thursday.

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