DLG Police Arrest 29-year old Man in Drug-Facilitated Sex Assault Case

Oct 21, 2013

DILLINGHAM:   Ryan Houston Sligh, 29, of Dillingham, was arrested Saturday following an investigation into a drug-facilitated sexual assault alleged to have occurred earlier this month.

Currently, Sligh is only facing one felony drug charge for giving Xanax pills to a woman at his house on Oct. 7th. The victim told police that Sligh put two Xanax pills in her mouth, then she blacked out.

According to the police report, Sligh admitted to having sex with the woman, but said that he stopped on account of her being passed out.

The website womenshealth.gov suggests that in some parts of the United States, Xanax has replaced Rohypnol as a common drug used for "date rape", which experts now call drug-facilitated sexual assault.

Sligh was arraigned Sunday on a class C felony drug charge for giving the victim the Xanax pills. The police said additional charges related to the sexual assault may be filed by the District Attorney's office.

Bail was set at $2,500.

Sligh is on probation from a DUI conviction this summer.