Four Arrested in Sexual Assault of Minor

 Four Anchorage area men have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a seventeen year old homeless girl. Anchorage Police say the four men, ages 19 to 21, are alleged to have detained, abused and sexually assaulted the girl in a home in suburban Eagle River.  APD spokeswoman Dani Myren says the girl was picked up initially by three of the men

 “All three of those suspects gave her drugs and alcohol, threatened her, physically abused her and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. At one point, the following day, the three perpetrators were joined by another man, named Joseph Sanford, and the alleged abuse of the young female continued. The sexual assaults reportedly took place over a two day period.”

 Myren says the attacks occurred in March. She says the girl is now safe with her family.

The four men are Alex Metzger, age 19 , Ryan Poole, age 21 , Jesse Contreras, age 19 and Joseph Sanford, age 20

They are being held on a total of 33 charges.