Breaking News: Trial began today in Homer for a North Pole man & Former Iditarod Dog Musher accused of Sexual Assault


Trial began today in Homer for a North Pole man and former Iditarod Dog Musher, Jeffrey Holt.

Holt is facing 5 counts of first degree sexual assault.

The case stems back to September of 2011 when a criminal complaint was filed for First Degree Sexual assault.

According to the complaint Holt sexually assaulted an incapacitated women after consuming alcohol.

The victim texted, "Rape 911" to a male friend who showed up to the scene with a pistol.

Holt had a POINT ZERO TWO breath alcohol level while the victim had a POINT ONE EIGHT SEVEN breath alcohol level.

Holt, a North Pole Resident, competed in the Iditarod in 2005, 2007, and 2009.


Jeff Holt was also a Refinery Operator and his family runs Northern Dogs & Dreams Kennel in the Interior.

According to his musher biography, Holt was a resident of Idaho until 2001 when he moved to Alaska in order to teach in North Pole.

The Newscenter will have more on this case as the details become available.