Updated Thursday, Nov. 12 at 11:40 a.m.

Former Bethel police officer, Aaron Fedolfi, 23, who was wanted by authorities on a charge of attempted sexual assault while on duty, turned himself in to police Tuesday “without incident,” according to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson, Renee Oistad.

Fedolfi reached out to police Tuesday and “stated he was prepared to turn himself in.” He then met officers at the Dimond Center parking lot at 6:21 p.m. and was taken into custody.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Anchorage Thursday afternoon.

Original Story:

A former Bethel police officer charged with attempted sexual assault while on duty appeared in Anchorage court Wednesday following his arrest.

Aaron Fedolfi, 23, faces charges of third-degree sexual assault and official misconduct, stemming from an incident that occurred on Sept. 12.

Fedolfi allegedly took a woman in his custody to an area near the Bethel dog pound and attempted to force her to perform a sexual act on him, according to charging documents. She refused and ran away, reporting the incident to Alaska State Troopers.

During his interviews with troopers, Fedolfi initially denied picking the victim up on the night in question, saying he picked up an intoxicated male to give him a ride. He eventually admitted to driving her to the pound after being shown footage from a local pizzeria that “clearly showed the victim” getting into his vehicle.

The Bethel Police Department put Fedolfi on administrative leave during troopers’ initial investigation, during which time Fedolfi reportedly resigned, KYUK reported. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was considered “at large” following his resignation.

Fedolfi’s arraignment was scheduled for Thursday. He is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

KTVA’s Daniella Rivera contributed to this report. 

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated Aaron Fedolfi had been arraigned Wednesday. This has been corrected.

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