Man arrested for sexual assault of 17-year-old girl at luxury Chelsea hotel

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CHELSEA, Manhattan –– Police are investigating a sexual assault inside a Chelsea hotel Sunday morning, cops said.

Cops say a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted inside the Maritime Hotel on the morning of July 9, 2017. (Google Maps)

The victim, 17, after drinking with a man, 34, at the Maritime Hotel most of Saturday evening, allegedly woke up with him on top her in a semi-conscious state around 5:30 a.m., according to police.

The man then prevented her from leaving the room by sleeping in front of the door to deny the ability to leave, police said.

Police later arrested Bijan Williams after they canvassed the hotel, officials said. He was charged with rape and unlawful imprisonment. Williams is currently awaiting arraignment.


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