Healy man enters not guilty plea in sexual abuse of a minor case

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Healy man pleaded not guilty today in Fairbanks Superior Court on charges that he raped a teenage girl.
20-year-old Spencer Lachappelle faces counts of first and second degree sexual assault of a minor.
According to charging documents, the victim told authorities Lachappelle raped, sodomized, and strangled her after he agreed to give her a ride home on December 30th.
Trooper reports also say Lachappelle ran off the road, called his father for help, and forced the victim into the trunk of the car.
Troopers say the victim was in the trunk long enough to suffer frostbite and hypothermia.
Lachappelle is being held on a one-million dollar cash performance bond.