Bail Set for Brothers Accused of Sexual Assault

Michael Armstrong/Homer News


     Two Homer men accused of sexual assault at a large house party last month have had their bail set. Michael Armstrong of the Homer News reports that, in a crowded courtroom Tuesday afternoon, Judge Margaret Murphy set bail at $5,000 for 20-year-old Anthony Resetarits and his 18-year-old brother, Joseph Resetarits. Both men will have to be under a 24-hour third-party custodian. 

     The two brothers were arrested last week in Anchorage and Homer on charges of second-degree sexual assault. In charging documents, Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Jeremy Stone alleged Anthony Resetarits sexually assaulted an incapacitated 17-year-old boy at an East End Road house party, with Joseph Resetarits assisting. In his affidavit, Stone said many people witnessed the assault, with some photographing parts of it. Troopers seized a photograph taken of the assault.

     Kenai Assistant District Attorney Kelly Lawson asked that the men not be at Homer High School or contact children under age 18. She also asked that the brothers not contact each other. Judge Murphy granted those conditions. She also ordered that the men have no contact with the victim or his family and no unmonitored use of cell phones or the internet.

     If convicted, the men face from 5 to 15 years each in jail.