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Suspect arrested in sexual assault at West Anchorage park

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 11
  • Published June 10

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Update 11 a.m. Thursday:

Anchorage police arrested 44-year-old Nathaniel D. Kinsman Thursday morning on charges of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, robbery and assault.

Officers located Kinsman at the Chelsea Inn on Spenard Road through an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip and he was arrested without incident around 9:30 a.m.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Original story:

Anchorage police are searching for a 44-year-old man who they identified as the suspect in a sexual assault that occurred this week at Connors Bog Park.

Anchorage police released these photos of Nathaniel D. Kinsman, 44, who they named as the suspect in a sexual assault that occurred at Connors Bog Park on Sunday, June 7, 2020. (Photos courtesy APD)

Nathaniel D. Kinsman, a white male described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds, “is presumed to be armed,” police said in an alert Wednesday night. Police asked anyone with information about his location to call 911 and refrain from approaching or making contact with Kinsman, who they described as homeless.

A warrant has been obtained for his arrest, police said.

On Sunday afternoon, a man approached a woman near the West Anchorage park’s Raspberry Road entrance, brandished a knife and then sexually assaulted her, according to police.

People nearby saw the attack and helped the victim while the man fled on foot, police said. Officers searched for the suspect by setting up a perimeter in the area of the attack with the help of a K-9 unit.

The woman was taken to a health care facility and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Anyone who wishes to submit an anonymous tip about Kinsman’s location can call 907-561-STOP or visit anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

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