Kaltag man pleads Not Guilty in assault case

FAIRBANKS, AK -- Not Guilty pleas for a 33–year-old Kaltag man accused of sexually assaulting a woman late last month in the lower Yukon River community.

Stewart Madros is being held without bail on charges of attempted first degree sexual assault, and one count of sexual assault in the second degree.

The alleged victim in the case reported she woke up to find Madros, who had been sleeping in the living room, assaulting her. The woman's elementary school–aged son, who was sleeping next to his mother, gave Troopers a similar account.

Madros was arraigned in Fairbanks Superior Court Tuesday on the charges. Trial in his case is set for mid–April, and will take place in Nenana.