Wasilla Police Department

WASILLA — Wasilla Police charged 26-year-old Tucker J Edward of Wasilla with three counts of second-degree sexual assault for penetration of an incapacitated victim on Jan. 9 at 10:15 a.m. Edward was arrested after sexual assaults were reported to WPD officers on Dec. 30, 2020. WPD was informed of a string of sexual assaults over multiple years on Dec. 30 and continued investigation on Jan. 2. As of Jan. 26, the Alaska Department of Corrections said that Edward remains an employee with the department.

WPD took reports that Edward committed sexual assaults over the course of years.

“She locked the gate with a padlock at night, but Tucker continued to climb over the gate and try to violate her,” investigators wrote.

As of Jan. 26, the Alaska Department of Corrections said that Edward remains an employee with the department. WPD was informed of sexual assaults that Edward had allegedly committed on an unconscious person, including three separate assaults over nearly 20 months. According to the affidavit, Edward was not prevented by the installation of a wooden gate and continued to assault a non-consenting, unconscious person. Additionally, WPD was provided with video evidence of a sexual assault and verbal confirmation from Edward that he had committed sexual assualt. Following the initial report, WPD was granted a ‘glass warrant’ to record a conversation on Jan. 7 at 7:38 p.m. where Edward admitted to committing rape on two separate occasions.

“Because I raped you,” Edward said during the call.

Edward was arraigned on Jan. 10 and had a preliminary hearing on Jan. 20 as well as a bail hearing on Jan. 26 and is scheduled for another preliminary hearing on March 9.

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