FAIRBANKS — A Homer jury convicted a North Pole resident and former Iditarod musher Wednesday morning of raping a friend more than two years ago in Homer.
The jury took about a day to convict Jeffrey K. Holt, 52, on one count of first-degree sexual assault and three counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to the Kenai District Attorney’s office. The jury heard three days of testimony, including from Holt.
Holt, who had been out of jail on bail, was remanded into state custody after the verdict. Sentencing is scheduled in January.
A friend of Holt’s who was letting him stay at her house during a fishing trip to Homer reported that he raped her while she was asleep and highly intoxicated on Sept. 1, 2011, according to the state’s case against Holt.
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