Man set for trial faces another sex charge

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2004

A man awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor appeared in court Thursday on a charge of first-degree sexual assault against a 16-year-old girl.

The girl told police she had sex with Anthony P. Dyer, 29, a dozen times before he forced it on her.

Juneau District Magistrate John W. Sivertsen Jr. set bail at $25,000.

Dyer's trial on the first charge, a felony, is set for June 7. He has maintained his innocence at court hearings. The accuser is a different girl from the 16-year-old. He has not yet entered a plea on the new charges.

The most recent complaint also includes felony counts of furnishing alcohol to persons under 21 and tampering with a witness. According to court records, police allege Dyer bought alcohol for two girls, ages 16 and 17, and an 18-year-old woman on March 13 near Douglas.

While the 16-year-old girl was driving a 2004 Acura, the vehicle skidded on ice, left the roadway and rolled at about Mile 23 of Glacier Highway. The 17-year-old girl was thrown from the vehicle and sustained head injuries. The 18-year-old woman sustained two fractured vertebrae.

The 16-year-old was later charged in a confidential hearing. Court records don't specify if it was related to the accident. Police allege that Dyer contacted her before her court appearance, telling her to back him up and not mention their sexual relationship.

The girl later told police she had been dating Dyer since Valentine's Day. Through April, they had sex a dozen times, she said.

One night while she and Dyer were staying at a downtown hotel, Dyer begged her for sex, and she refused six or seven times, she told police, according to court records. She accused Dyer of taking off her clothes and forcing sex on her while she was falling asleep.



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