Anchorage man gets 43-year prison sentence for rape, assault

Zaz Hollander

A 48-year-old Anchorage man convicted of a brutal April 2013 attack and rape was sentenced to serve 43 years in prison last week, according to the Anchorage District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors say Ronald McIntosh strangled a woman and struck her multiple times with his fists and a studded belt during the attack. The woman escaped by climbing out a window at McIntosh's apartment and was found shoeless and trying to flag down a car around 1 a.m., by a passer-by on the Old Seward Highway.

Anchorage police Detective Brett Sarber investigated the crime, they said.

An Anchorage Superior Court jury in December convicted McIntosh on charges of first- and second-degree sexual assault as well as three counts of felony assault after a three-week trial. Under state presumptive sentencing ranges, McIntosh faced a sentence from 40 years, three days to 106 years, according to prosecutors.

The 43-year sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Jack Smith reflected the charges against McIntosh, as well as his criminal history, prosecutor Jenna Gruenstein said.

McIntosh's lengthy record includes more than 30 charged crimes and multiple convictions or plea deals ranging from evasion and resisting arrest to assault and three felony theft and drug offenses, according to a state database. Once released from prison, he will be required to register as a sex offender.

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