A high school football player and his brother have been arrested by authorities in Alaska for allegedly raping a drunken teenage boy with a beer bottle at a raucous underage drinking party.
Anthony Resetarits, 20, and Joseph Resetarits, 18, were charged Thursday with one felony count each of second-degree assault. The elder Resetarits is a commercial fisherman, according to his Facebook page. His younger brother is a Homer High School football player, police said.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Homer Superior Court by Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Jeremy Stone, authorities were notified about the incident on Sept. 10. A nurse at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer had contacted police after a juvenile patient informed her he had been sexually assaulted at a drinking party on Sept. 8, the complaint stated.
Stone interviewed the victim and others who were at the party, which was attended by more than 50 people, including members of the Homer High School football team. Stone learned the victim had arrived at the party at about 8 p.m. According to witnesses, he was drinking heavily and later passed out on a couch.
“Multiple juveniles that were interviewed reported that he was unconscious and not responsive to attempts to wake him,” Stone wrote in his report.
According to police, the gathering continued uninterrupted and eventually several party-goers began taking turns writing and drawing on the passed out juvenile with a marker. At one point, Anthony Resetarits allegedly shaved an “M” into the victims’ hair, a letter believed to symbolize “Mariners,” which is the mascot for the Homer High School football team. Several witnesses at the party took photos and videos of the actions directed at the juvenile victim, police said.
“At some point after [the victim] had been written on and drawn on, the individuals surrounding him on the couch began to yell out ideas about what should happen next,” Stone said. “While it’s still unknown who made the suggestions, it was reported that someone suggested sticking a carrot in [the victim’s] anus, and then someone suggested sticking a beer bottle inside of [the victim’s] anus.”