NOTORIOUS IN FAIRBANKS, MANLEY HOT SPRINGS
A man who was known to Fairbanks as a dangerous sex offender has been arrested in Bannock County, Idaho.
Pirate, who years ago changed his name from Daniel Selovich, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman, burning her with a cigarette, and gagging her with his foot.
The incident unfolded on Nov. 9, when Bannock County Sheriff’s Office checked on a woman in Downey, Idaho, who had been allegedly assaulted.
According to Idaho reports, officers say the victim met Pirate on a dating app, and agreed to let him spend the night with her. During the night, the heavily tattooed man allegedly burned her with a cigarette and left large scratches on her back. He is now charged with felony aggravated battery.
At first the woman didn’t want to press charges, but later she changed her mind. During her account with investigators she said Pirate had come to her home on Nov. 7, and when they went to her bedroom he bit her on the lip and neck so hard that she cried.
“Pirate held her (mouth open) so that he could ash his cigarette into her mouth,” according to the probable cause. “(The victim) said that he took pictures as she held the ash in her mouth,” the report said.
Pirate showed up in Fairbanks in December of 2019, causing alarm, as he had once been accused of the kidnapping and savage sexual assault of a woman he took to his cabin in Manley Hot Springs in 2015. That woman later died of unrelated causes and so the State dropped the charges, since there was no victim.
But meanwhile, Pirate had been extradited to Nevada in 2016 after the Alaska case against him was dropped.
At the time, Nevada authorities had connected Pirate via DNA to a Las Vegas rape some 12 years earlier. Selovich had also been convicted of rape in California in 2004.
After leaving Fairbanks, Pirate was spotted in Redding, California, one of his haunts, where the community became up in arms, and where police warned people to leave him alone and not harass him.