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Fri Apr 14, 2017, 05:40 AM

Anchorage 19-year-old charged with sexually assaulting 10 women in 2 years

A 19-year-old charged last year with raping two women he met online is now accused of assaulting eight others, prosecutors announced Thursday.

A grand jury handed down a 24-count indictment Wednesday against Jim G. Persey alleging a series of sexual assaults beginning in June 2014 when Persey was 16 and ending with his arrest in April 2016, when a 20-year-old woman told police Persey raped her after they met through the dating app MeetMe.

After the Anchorage Police Department announced Persey's arrest on April 20, 2016, eight more women came forward to report that they'd been assaulted by Persey, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.

"The Special Victims Unit investigated these reports over the next several months, which led to this week's indictments," the statement said.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2017/04/13/anchorage-19-year-old-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-10-women-in-2-years/

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