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Subject: Sexual Assault in the 1st DegreeDate: 05-12-2013 05:33:51
From: Sgt. DallasCase or Incident: #130511-015
Summary:On May 11, 2013 at about 8:50pm, the Juneau Police Department was contacted by a third party who reported that a 51 year old woman had been sexually assaulted.

The investigation revealed that the woman was in the 400 block of Willoughby Avenue when a 38 year old male that she had just met earlier in the evening approached her and sexually assaulted her, then fled the scene. The male was located by officers arriving in the area and identified as Ernest H. Fawcett.

Fawcett was subsequently arrested and charged with Sexual Assault in the 1st Degree. He was transported to and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center where he was held without bail.

Sexual Assault in the 1st Degree is an unclassified felony.

The victim was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation and later released.
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