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Alaska man charged with killing couple, assaulting toddler

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A 24-year-old man was charged Sunday with killing an Alaska couple and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old great-granddaughter, news sources reported.

Jerry Andrew Active was arrested Saturday night after beating Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73, to death. Police said Sreap and the 2-year-old girl were raped. Active is charged with first and second-degree murder, sexual assault and burglary, according to the Associated Press.

An Anchorage judge set Active's bail at $1.5 million after prosecutors called the violent and random nature of his crime "beyond words," Anchorage Daily News reported.

There isn't any evidence that the victims knew or were connected to the suspect, Police Sgt. Slawomir Markiewicz said Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

"It's certainly very rare to see this kind of violence - a complete stranger, sexually assaulting and murdering someone," Markiewicz said, the Associated Press reported.

Active is a registered sex-offender in Anchorage, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

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