Soldotna man charged with assaulting 3

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Soldotna man is facing 11 assault charges, including two counts of sexual assault, in a case involving three victims, two of whom were under 10 years of age.

On Friday, a Kenai grand jury indicted Randy Allen Cook, 41, with four counts of second-degree assault, five counts of third-degree assault and two counts of first-degree sexual assault.

Alaska State Troopers arrested Cook on Aug. 12, after they received a 911 call from one of the three victims at 12:54 p.m. reporting Cook had physically assaulted her while she was sleeping at approximately 4 a.m.

According to a trooper’s press release, investigation revealed that between June 29 and Aug. 12, Cook had sexually assaulted the victim twice and had physically assaulted the victim and her two sons on multiple occasions.

The alleged assaults in-volved kicking, punching and strangling, however, no one had to be hospitalized, according to Trooper Timothy Powell, who spoke before the jury Friday.

Cook is originally from Oregon and has been living in Soldotna for about two months.

Cook is being held at the Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Appearance bail has been set at $10,000, and the performance bail has been set at $30,000.

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