A 27-year-old Ketchikan man was indicted Thursday for allegedly raping a woman on Jan. 19th.
Gabriel Bentley Cassin faces charges of first- and second-degree sexual assault.
According to the complaint filed in court by Ketchikan Police Sgt. Ty Walker, officers responded to Tongass Towers on Jan. 19th after a report of a sexual assault was called in.
The building’s maintenance employee told police he had heard screaming in the stairwell. He went to see what was happening, and allegedly saw Cassin having sex with the 18-year-old woman, who was screaming.
The victim told police that she had been on a date with Cassin, and they had been drinking alcohol. She told police that she couldn’t remember everything that happened, but she “came to” with Cassin on top of her. She told police that she repeatedly told Cassin to stop.
Following his indictment, Cassin was arraigned Friday in Ketchikan Superior Court. A public defense attorney was appointed to represent Cassin, who remains in custody on $102,000 bail, according to court records.
His next scheduled court hearing is March 7th.