21-year-old Arizona man arrested for sexual assault

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010

JUNEAU - A 21-year-old Arizona man was arrested Thursday and charged with sexual assault in the first degree, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

Dominic Merrill has been lodged in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail.

A third party contacted the Juneau Police Department on Monday to report that a 21-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted over the weekend. Police learned that the woman was at a party on Saturday when Merrill allegedly asked her for help getting home. The two live in the same residential complex.

Merrill allegedly would not let the woman leave his residence after they arrived and proceeded to physically and sexually assault her, according to police.

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