ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police arrested a 39-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape an 18-year-old girl in Kincaid Park earlier this month.
Investigators say Jeremy Bienek, a friend of the girl's family, offered to give her driving lessons at Kincaid Park on Aug. 15, then talked her into walking into the woods and tied her to a tree with duct tape.
Officials say he also covered her mouth with the tape, but she was able to get away.
Bienek has been charged with first-degree attempted sexual assault.
APD is continuing to investigate a high number of sexual-assault cases, with about 15 reported over the last weekend.
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