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Press Release

Anchorage man found guilty of attempted sexual assault

August 7, 2019

(Anchorage, AK) –An Anchorage jury yesterday convicted 60-year-old Rex Weston of Attempted Sexual Assault in the First Degree.

The conviction stems from events that occurred in May 2016. Evidence presented at trial showed that Weston entered the victim’s apartment by prying open a window and crawling through it. Once inside, Weston undressed and attempted to sexually assault the victim, who was sleeping in her bed. When the victim woke up and screamed, Weston covered her mouth and told her to be quiet, pinning her arms above her head. The victim was able to kick Weston off and run for help. Weston fled from the scene but was tracked by an Anchorage Police Department canine team and eventually located at a local elementary school.

Weston has 36 previous convictions in Alaska, including prior sexual felonies in 2001 and 1983 and nine other prior felonies. Because of his criminal history, Weston faces a 99-year prison sentence.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 12, 2019.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Richard R. Moses at (907) 269-6300 or at Richard.Moses@alaska.gov.

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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.