Crime & Courts

Charges: Anchorage man forced woman to use meth, sexually assaulted her

An Anchorage man faces felony charges for holding a woman captive for days, forcing her to use methamphetamine and sexually assaulting her, according to prosecutors.

Anthony Teayoumeak, 27, is charged with 10 felonies, including seven counts of first-degree sexual assault, as well as second-degree assault, coercion and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, prosecutor Arne Soldwedel wrote in an email Wednesday.

Charging documents say he restrained the victim starting Feb. 28. On March 2, he allegedly choked her, forced her to use methamphetamine and sexually assaulted her, according to the statement.

Prosecutors did not explain how Teayoumeak knew the woman or where she was held captive.

"The defendant and the victim knew each other," Soldwedel wrote. "This is a domestic violence case."

In November, Teayoumeak pleaded no contest to violating a domestic violence protective order. He also has a 2016 felony conviction for drug trafficking.

Teayoumeak is being held at the Anchorage jail. His bail was set at $500,000.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Teayoumeak was charged with kidnapping. "There is no longer a kidnapping charge in this case," prosecutor Arne Soldwedel wrote in an email. 

Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She focuses on in-depth stories about the intersection of public policy and Alaskans' lives. Before joining the ADN in 2012, she worked at daily newspapers up and down the West Coast and earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.