Pechanga EMPLOYEE accused of Sexual Assault,Battery and RAPE of a GUEST.
On March 14, 2020, Michele was a guest of the Pechanga Resort Casino and was staying in Room 10470 on the fourth floor of Tower One by herself. Michele spent time on the casino floor and consumed alcoholic beverages. At approximately 11:15 p.m., when Michele started feeling intoxicated, she attempted to return to her room at the casino – Room 10470. Surveillance video from the elevator showed Michele was having difficulty keeping her balance. Notwithstanding her intoxication, Michele made it to her room, Room 10470, safely. When she arrived at her door, she attempted to use the key card that she had been issued earlier that day. However, Michele’s room key card did not work. Instead of unlocking the door, a yellow/orange light appeared on the key card pad falsely indicating that the room had been locked from the inside. Michele walked to the elevator lobby and called the front desk for assistance using the guest phone. WATCH her VIDEO HERE After some time, the Supervisor arrived with another key card. According to law enforcement report, the Supervisor also recognized that Michele was intoxicated and having difficulty standing up. The employee physically assisted Michele in standing up because of her level of intoxication. The Supervisor informed her that the key card system often malfunctioned. He gave Michele a new key, which she used to gain entry to her room. The Supervisor and the employee then left after Michele entered her room. Michele prepared to go to bed. She heard a knock at her door. Upon opening the door, Michele found that the employee had returned to her room, unaccompanied by any other Pechanga employee. Michele asked why he was there. She had not asked for any further assistance, and she wanted to go to sleep. The employee knew that Michele was alone in her room. Because Michele was preparing to go to sleep, she was partially clothed. The employee then repeatedly pressured Michele to let him into her room by asking her multiple times if she needed anything. He finally gained access to her room.