|Jim Persey |
By: William Martin WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A teenager is facing life in prison after being accused of raping at least ten women while using violence towards them.
Police in Alaska, announced that they have arrested 19-year-old Jim Persey, for sexually assaulting many women in Anchorage.
Authorities believe that there may be more victims, who are urged to come forward.
The grand jury indicted Persey on 24 felony counts, including 13 counts of sexual assault in the first degree.
An investigation began after two women reported to the Anchorage Police Department that they had been sexually assaulted by Persey.
The Anchorage Police Special Victims Unit investigated the reports and Persey was arrested.
Following Persey’s arrest, eight more women came forward and reported they had been sexually assaulted by Persey. They all had similar accounts of sexual abuse.
The victims said that they met Persey on dating websites. He allegedly became violent during the attacks.
The teenager is accused of threatening a victim with a knife, choking another victim and punching another woman in the face several times.
If convicted at trial, Persey faces a sentence of up to 99 years in prison. He is being held on $100,000 bail.