Man arrested on sex assault charge

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009

JUNEAU - A 36-year-old Soldotna man was arrested Sunday in Juneau and charged with felony sexual assault.

Juneau police said Randy Merritt was arrested in the Aurora Harbor parking lot Sunday morning, after a 27-year-old woman reported that he sexually assaulted her on a boat in the harbor.

The victim told police she knew the suspect as an acquaintance, and he had lived on the boat in the past.

Merritt was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.



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