Police arrest two men on rape charges

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two Anchorage men were arrested over the weekend in separate incidents on suspicion of raping women they had met at downtown bars.

A 46-year-old woman met Robert Westcoast, 51, Friday night at a bar, said police spokeswoman Anita Shell, and went to Westcoast's home for drinks. When she refused to have sex, Westcoast pulled a knife and raped her, Shell said.

On her way out the door, the victim grabbed a bottle of pills that had Westcoast's name and address on the label, Shell said. She then called police.

Police charged Westcoast with sexual assault and assault. He is being held at Anchorage Jail on $30,000 bail.

On Saturday, a 30-year-old woman met Charles Stalker, 33, at another bar and went back to his home, Shell said.

Stalker's cousin saw Stalker raping the woman and called police, Shell said. He is being held at Anchorage Jail on $15,000 bail on a sexual assault charge.

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