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Anchorage Man Convicted of 2011 Attempted Rape in Kincaid Park

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Feb 14 2014 12:58:21 PM AKST
Anchorage Man Convicted of 2011 Attempted Rape in Kincaid Park
ANCHORAGE -

A 41-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted of binding and trying to rape an 18-year-old woman in Kincaid Park during the summer of 2011.

According to a Friday statement from Deputy District Attorney Clint Campion, a jury found Jeremy Christian Bienek guilty of first-degree attempted sexual assault Feb. 6. Anchorage Police Department investigators at the time said that Bienek, a family friend of the victim, had offered her driving lessons on the night of Aug. 15, 2011.

“(T)he defendant took a young woman to a secluded area of Kincaid Park under the promise of a ‘hike,’” Campion wrote. “Once inside a heavily wooded, unmarked portion of the park, he used duct tape to bind her wrists to a tree and covered her mouth. The young woman fought back and escaped the restraints. She reported the crime immediately to a family friend.”

Campion says that Bienek faces a sentencing range of 25 to 35 years, based on his conviction record. His sentencing has been set for April 23.