Alaska Teen Charged With Sexual Assault Of 10 Women In 2 Years
Swipe left, ladies. There’s perverts and rapists in them there apps.
According to KTUU, 19-year-old Jim Persey of Anchorage, Alaska has been charged with 24 felonies in connection with the sexual assault of 10 women over the course of 2 years.
13 of those charges are first degree sex assault felonies.
In April of 2016 Persey was arrested for the first assault and police had reason to believe that he was responsible for many more.
The common thread for the two initial assaults was Persey’s use of an online dating app called “MeetMe.” In the signed affidavit filed by police officer Chris Thomas with the Special Victims Unit, he states that the those victims both met with Persey voluntarily using the app, however their sexual encounters turned violent, he said.
The first victim who came forward and made APD aware of Persey in 2016, told officers that he forced her to have sex with him and choked her until she was “seeing stars.”
The second victim described similar events to detectives, adding that he refused to let her leave his home, and threatened her with a folding knife. She also told police that she was choked until she was unconscious, and later escaped to a neighbor’s house to call for help.
If convicted, Persey will face 99 years in prison. Hopefully he’s sentenced to every second of that time.
Image via Anchorage Police Dept.