Three juveniles charged in Point Hope sexual assault

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2000

BARROW (AP) -- Three juveniles are facing sexual assault charges after an alleged assault in Point Hope Aug. 9, North Slope Borough police said Thursday.

Two of the three, Denise Lane, 16, and Ray Koonuk Jr., 16, have been charged as adults. They were indicted Aug. 31 on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, sexual assault and assault.

A third 16-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was charged with second-degree sexual assault, police said.

Police did not disclose the circumstances surrounding the attack nor the relationship between the victim and the alleged attackers.

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