A Walt Disney World janitor is facing kidnapping and sexual battery charges after a 21-year-old female worker claims he cornered her inside a custodial closet on Thursday and forced himself on her, an arrest affidavit states.
According to the affidavit, the 21-year-old college student told authorities that the janitor cornered her, forced her to the ground, stated he wanted to have sex with her and began to grope her.
She claims she resisted, told him to stop and attempted to push him away.
The alleged attack lasted three to five minutes. The woman then reported the incident to her supervisor.
The affidavit says the man had been in the closet and touched the woman’s genital area during a “hug,” but only over her clothing.
The custodian told police he and his coworker had been in an adulterous relationship for about a month and the encounter was a typical work interaction for them, the affidavit shows.
However, according to reports, police have sided with the woman’s story.
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