ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police arrested a 42-year-old man Wednesday on sexual assault charges. Officials say Derrick Ivory brought two homeless women to his house, offering them a warm meal and a place to stay, then raped one of them upstairs.
Det. John Vandervalk of the APD Special Victims Unit says Ivory picked the women up in the Tudor area.
"They went back to his house, and inside his house he then got demeaning and bossy towards both women, ordering one to the bedroom and telling the other one to get out," Vandervalk said.
The other woman ran down the street from Ivory's home, on the 4200 block of Lakeridge Circle, until she found a neighbor and called police.
"As Mr. Ivory was answering the door for the officers, the victim inside managed to open up the garage door and get out of the house," Vandervalk said. "And Mr. Ivory -- at least apparent to police -- slams the door to the police, and tried to give chase within the houses to the victim that was fleeing in the house."
Representatives of Standing Together Against Rape say it doesn't shock them that Ivory targeted homeless women.