Sexual assault charges against Alaska Regional Hospital guard dropped


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sexual assault charges filed against an Alaska Regional Hospital security guard have been dropped.

KTUU reports ( that 56-year-old John Giacalone had been accused of assaulting a 17-year-old girl at the hospital.

Assistant district attorney Jenna Gruenstein announced Friday that "substantial doubt" emerged on what happened that night and that the state won't move forward.

The girl claimed that Giacalone, who also has a full-time job as a forensic scientist at the state crime laboratory, approached her while she was asleep and then lured her to a secluded office where she was assaulted.

Information from: KTUU-TV,

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