Crime & Courts

Man forced his way into the apartments of two strangers, then sexually assaulted them, charges say

A 37-year-old man forced his way into two different apartments early Sunday and then sexually assaulted the women who lived there, according to charging documents filed Monday.

Raymond Bernard Trice is now facing two counts of first-degree sexual assault, five counts of second-degree assault and three counts of first-degree burglary.

Trice was seen on surveillance footage at a Mountain View neighborhood apartment complex knocking on several doors and looking in windows early Sunday, charges said. He tried several doors before entering one of the apartments.

A woman told police during an interview that she awoke to Trice sexually assaulting her inside her apartment, charges said.

He was then seen on the surveillance video leaving her apartment and knocking on another the door of another unit several doors down, the charges said. As the woman living in the apartment began to open the door, Trice pushed his way inside and sexually assaulted her, the charges said.

The woman called for help around 7:30 a.m., police said. Both women said they did not know the man, police reported Sunday.

Anchorage police issued an alert Sunday searching for a man connected with the sexual assaults and included photos of Trice taken from the surveillance footage. An employee from the residential facility where Trice was living called police to report that she believed he was responsible, the charges said. The facility works with people who were recently released from incarceration to reduce recidivism. Trice is on probation in three cases involving vehicle theft, assault and criminal mischief.


Trice was arrested early Monday, police said in an updated statement.

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Tess Williams

Tess Williams is a reporter focusing on breaking news and public safety. Before joining the ADN in 2019, she was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota. Contact her at