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Man charged with killing Alaska couple, raping toddler was on probation

By Dan Joling

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:29 a.m. HST, May 28, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska » 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. Active, 24, was also convicted of fighting members of that family.

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.

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.

There's no known connection between Active and Seng's family. Active also didn't know the family he attacked in 2009, making the random attacks chilling to police.

"Random homicides are very rare," Anchorage Police Department detective Slawomir Markiewicz told the Anchorage Daily News.

Active attempted to cover his face with paper and his hands when he appeared in court Sunday. Bail was set at $1.5 million.

Active was assigned a defense attorney through the state's Public Defender Agency, but it wasn't immediately clear who will represent him.

"I don't think words can quite accurately describe it. I think he represents an extraordinary danger to the community at a level generally not seen in Anchorage," said prosecutor Jenna Gruenstein in court Sunday.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday that Active was charged with violating his probation this spring, but it's not clear how recently he was incarcerated or what kind of correctional supervision he was on at the time of the alleged crime.

Documents show that he was supposed to be on probation until at least 2014.

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kiragirl wrote:
I hope Alaska has the death penalty.
on May 27,2013 | 06:39AM
nitpikker wrote:
disgusting animal!
on May 27,2013 | 07:13AM
soundofreason wrote:
Disgusting criminal system that would let him out on some type of "feel good"/rehab "program".
on May 28,2013 | 06:43AM
kainalu wrote:
Our condolences to the family and friends of the victims. I got a feeling that crystal methamphetamine plays a role in this.
on May 27,2013 | 07:43AM
Ripoff wrote:
sick F***
on May 27,2013 | 10:36AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
What a sick b-st-rd.
on May 27,2013 | 12:07PM
ejkorvette wrote:
I just read this article. Oh goodness, i'm going to be sick!
on May 27,2013 | 05:25PM
Maunawiliboy wrote:
No penalty is severe enough.
on May 27,2013 | 08:35PM
Hawaiians wrote:
Lets hope some one on the inside takes care of him.
on May 27,2013 | 08:54PM
soundofreason wrote:
This guy seems to be the right kind of guy that we need to call Guiness World records to officiate how many times a guy can be killed and resuscitated. Twice, Six times? Who knows for sure until we try?
on May 28,2013 | 06:47AM
Sid_Hartha wrote:
A slow death by a pressure washer gets my vote.
on May 28,2013 | 06:31AM
redneckMT wrote:
A slow death by skinning gets my vote.
on May 28,2013 | 07:06AM
edster48 wrote:
He did this while out on parole, for raping an 11 year old under similar circumstances. He was back on the street in 3 years committing an even more heinous crime with a 2 year old. When are we going to learn that pedophiles cannot be reformed? The vast majority of this type of animal does the same thing almost immediately upon release, every time. We need to start eliminating them the first time.
on May 28,2013 | 06:50AM
soundofreason wrote:
Hawaii getting a "Jessica's Law" on the books would help here at home. Hanabusa likes "Jessica's Law" per her interview on Fox. She just doesn't do anything about making it happen.
on May 28,2013 | 07:22AM
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