Online Dater Charged With Sexual Assault in Anchorage Hotel
According to police, a 31-year-old Point Lay man bought a young woman a ticket to Anchorage for a weekend "date."
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Internet dating has become very popular, but Anchorage police warn it is not without it's dangers.
Earlier this week, police arrested 31-year-old Keith Tracey after a 19-year-old woman who met him online said she was attacked in an Anchorage hotel room.
Police say Tracey, who is from the village of Point Lay, bought the young woman a ticket to Anchorage from her home in rural Alaska where the two planned to meet for a weekend "date."
“All of a sudden she said something that set him off and he actually strangled her to the point where she thought she was going to die. He beat her and then he sexually assaulted her and she was able to get away from him and get out and get help from the police,” said Anchorage police spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker.
Police encourage online daters to always meet in a public place when you are starting to get to know them.