Friday, May 24, 2013
Rollins Day 6: Women Claim Rape in Police Substation
Two more victims testify in the trial of accused serial rapist Anthony Rollins, a former Anchorage police officer.
Text messages, pubic hair and two sexual assaults at a police substation took center stage Wednesday in day six of the serial rape trial of former Anchorage Police Officer Anthony Rollins.
The fifth victim continued her testimony against Rollins claiming that he virtually stalked her for months before sexually assaulting her in March 2009 inside a police substation in Mountain View.
The woman, who spoke through a Spanish translator, said Rollins lured her to the substation with the prospect of job but then began to remove his clothes and masturbate.
She said his pubic hair was two-toned, which a special victims unit detective corroborated with photo evidence.
The defense attorney pointed out a series of phone calls between the victim and Rollins, including one after April 16 when Rollins was suspended in the wake of the internal affairs investigation.
Translator Grace Anderson, on behalf of the fifth victim, told the courtroom that Rollins called the victim from a private number and told her there was trouble at work and he wouldn’t be able to talk to her for a while. She continued, “I think he knew what was going to happen.”
The sixth woman to accuse Rollins also took the stand on day six.
She said that in September 2008, she was also sexually assaulted at the Mountain View police substation hours after she said she had already been raped after a night of drinking downtown.
Her testimony continues Thursday.