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Ex-hotel employee accused of sex attack on intoxicated guest

August 5, 2019 GMT
This undated photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows former hotel maintenance worker Arthur Joseph Martinez, 54, at Clark County Detention Center following his arrest in Las Vegas on July 16, 2019. Martinez faces felony sex assault and battery charges after he was accused of raping an intoxicated female guest in her room while he was at work. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows former hotel maintenance worker Arthur Joseph Martinez, 54, at Clark County Detention Center following his arrest in Las Vegas on July 16, 2019. Martinez faces felony sex assault and battery charges after he was accused of raping an intoxicated female guest in her room while he was at work. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip hotel employee is accused of raping an intoxicated female guest in her room while he was at work.

An attorney representing Arthur Joseph Martinez didn’t immediately respond to messages Monday about sex assault and battery charges against the former Circus Circus maintenance worker.

Records show Martinez is free on $25,000 bail pending a Sept. 24 court appearance.

Circus Circus owner MGM Resorts International says Martinez was fired following his arrest.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Martinez was arrested July 16, two days after the woman alleged she was attacked after letting him into her room because he was wearing a work uniform.

Police say the woman’s blood-alcohol content was well above the legal limit for driving, and Martinez told investigators the encounter was consensual.