ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who has been charged with killing an elderly Alaska couple and raping their 2-year-old great-granddaughter is a registered sex offender convicted of breaking into a home and assaulting an 11-year-old girl four years ago.
Jerry Andrew Active, 24, was convicted in 2010 of assaulting the girl near Dillingham, Alaska, while her family slept.
Authorities say that on Saturday, Active broke into the apartment home of Touch Chea, 71, and his wife Sorn Sreap, 73, and beat the couple to death. He also raped Sreap, police said.
He was still inside the residence when their grandson, his pregnant wife and son arrived. The grandson, Von Seng, fought Active, but the assailant managed to flee. He was arrested nearby only wearing boxer shorts, authorities said.
"He took the old, the innocent," Seng told the Anchorage Daily News. "Come face me."
Seng had taken his wife and son to the movies that evening.
The victims were part of an extended family that lived in a ground-floor, east Anchorage apartment. The younger couple's 90-year-old great-grandmother also lives in the apartment and was at home during the incident.
Sreap and Chea are Cambodian immigrants. They raised Seng living between Tacoma, Wash., and Anchorage, he said.
Detectives will go back to the scene Tuesday, Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell said Monday.