Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Guam: Taiwanese Woman Reportedly Fondled, Molested by Hotel Employee

According to http://www.guampdn.com, a hotel employee is accused of molesting a Taiwanese tourist in the waters of Tumon Bay in Guam on Friday (August 16). 

Kory Thomas Petrus, 23, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor.

A Taiwanese woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted near the Pacific Islands Club in Tumon by a hotel employee, a magistrate's complaint states.

Theresa Taimanglo, director of human resources for PIC, said the hotel is aware of the incident and "in full cooperation with (the Guam Police Department)."

The Taiwanese woman reported that she had been paddle-boarding when Petrus approached her and told her to get into the water.

While she was in the water, the assailant repeatedly fondled and molested her, she reported to authorities.

COMMENT: Documents state the woman was able to regain her footing and escape from the area. She reported the incident to her friends and identified Petrus from a photo inside the hotel.

The woman's friend told authorities she saw the woman in the water with a man, but was too far to see what happened.

Police interviewed Petrus, who allegedly told them he believed the woman was in distress when he approached her. 

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.