Hotel Sex Assault Suspect to Stand Trial
A man faces seven felony charges for allegedly beating and sexually assaulting a female housekeeping employee in San Diego. The suspect will stand trial on charges which include three counts of rape by force. According to the report, the man attacked the 54-year-old woman when she was cleaning an empty hotel room.
After the attack, the suspect allegedly fled on foot, but he was arrested three days later. If convicted, the man will face up to 450 years to life in prison. The woman testified at the preliminary hearing and detailed the events that took place. She stated the man struck her in the head, left her unconscious, and raped her multiple times.
Crime lab personnel identified the man as a prime suspect after DNA linked him to the attack. The suspect is believed to have been connected to another reported sexual assault that took place in October.