Fairbanks man charged with Felony Sexual Assault

A Fairbanks man has been charged with felony sexual assault after allegedly raping a woman in a downtown parking lot on Sunday.

52-year-old Leslie Aveoganna of Fairbanks is in jail without bail for the assault.

According to Fairbanks Police Detective Peyton Merideth, the assault occurred in the late afternoon when passerby's witnessed a man taking the incapacitated woman behind the Diner Restaurant.

The witnesses contacted employees who phoned 911; in the midst of the assault a patrol officer pulled up and detained the subject.

The incapacitated woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Aveoganna was arraigned in Fairbanks District Court on Monday and will appear again in court on October 24th.