An Alaska woman ordered a man to rape another man who owed her money — a “contract” sexual assault to recoup money from a drug debt, authorities said.
Julia Haworth, 30, of St. Michael, told an acquaintance, Austin Matthias, to carry out the April 2017 sexual assault in exchange for “a bottle,” according to court documents filed by the Nome District Attorney’s Office.
A witness told an Alaska state trooper that he watched the sexual assault in the victim’s residence after Haworth “let” Matthias and the man get drunk, court documents show.
The witness said Haworth then told Matthias: “Austin, I’m going to need you to rape [the man].” The victim owed Haworth $15,000, the witness told the trooper.
Matthias then replied to her request “with a ‘sure,’” according to court documents. The man, according to a sworn affidavit, said the last thing he remembers was being punched in the face by Matthias.
He woke up in severe pain and had extensive injuries, including a broken nose. Matthias is now facing two felony counts of first-degree sexual assault after being indicted by a grand jury in June.
Haworth, meanwhile, has been indicted on solicitation of sexual assault and first-degree sexual assault.