Suspect in Sexual Assault Case Can Fish in Bering Sea, Judge Rules

Michael Armstrong, Homer News


     Allowing a defendant to work on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea won't be a threat to the community or make him a flight risk, Judge Margaret Murphy ruled last week in a bail hearing for 20-year-old Anthony Resetarits.

     Resetarits and his brother, 18-year-old Joseph Resetarits, have been charged with one count each of second-degree sexual assault, in an incident that stemmed from a juvenile drinking party September 8th. Alaska State Troopers allege the brothers assaulted an unconscious 17-year-old boy at the party.

     Michael Armstrong of the Homer News reports that Murphy granted a petition by his attorney to let Anthony Resetarits go fishing in the Bering Sea for a month. Resetarits asked court permission to travel to Dutch Harbor, where he would go to work on a 154-foot freezer longliner operated by Clipper Seafoods, fishing for cod, sablefish and other species in the Bering Sea. 

     A grand jury has not yet indicted the men and a trial date has not yet been set. At their initial arraignment following their arrest, the two entered not-guilty pleas.


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