Michael Martinez, Arizona Grand Resort Attempted Rapist, Pleads Guilty to Charges

A Tempe man who tried to rape an employee at Phoenix's Arizona Grand Resort in December pleaded guilty to a pair of charges related to the attack.

Michael Robert Martinez, 31, pleaded to attempted kidnapping and attempted sexual assault this morning, more than five months after he failed to rape the employee.

According to court documents, the victim saw Martinez hanging around the bathroom outside her office, and when she went to the bathroom later, Martinez came on in.

Martinez entered the bathroom as she was washing her hands, coming up from behind and pulling down her tights and underwear, according to the documents.

The woman said Martinez knocked her down, and they started struggling.

The woman won that match, managing to get free and run out the door.

The victim told police "she was sure the suspect would have raped her," according to the documents.

Her co-workers heard her screaming and saw her run back to her office, while Martinez just stood around, the report says.

A security guard managed to hold him until the cops showed up.

The managing director of the resort told New Times in December that Martinez was neither an employee nor a guest of the hotel.

Ray Stern contributed to this post.



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