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Fairbanks Man Charged with Assaulting Unconscious Woman

Published On: Oct 17 2013 08:41:57 AM AKDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 09:33:05 AM AKDT
Fairbanks Man Charged with Assaulting Unconscious Woman

A Fairbanks man has been charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in a downtown parking lot.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Leslie Aveoganna is charged with assaulting the highly intoxicated woman outside the former Alaska Railroad Depot.

A passer-by saw Aveoganna and the woman and alerted staff at The Diner restaurant.

An employee ran to the parking lot and yelled at Aveoganna. A second employee flagged down a police officer.

The woman was found face down in the parking lot. Police in criminal complaint say she was "essentially unconscious and unresponsive due to apparent intoxication."

Aveoganna told police he had been drinking vodka with the woman.

He was charged with felony sexual assault held without bail at Fairbanks Correctional Center. He was arraigned Monday.