Quincy man charged with battery for unwanted touching

Quincy man charged with battery for unwanted touching
Posted at 2:46 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 11:59:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Quincy man was charged with battery for the unwanted touching of a woman in whose apartment he was doing work with a flooring company.

Arturo Hernandez-Paz, 21, was arrested Tuesday after Tallahassee Police Department investigators determined he touched and grabbed a woman who repeatedly rejected his sexual advances.

Police wrote in a probable cause affidavit that Hernandez-Paz told the victim his coworker had left a paint top in her apartment and he had returned to try to find it.

While in the apartment, he complimented her on her beauty, she told investigators, and asked whether she was in a relationship, to which she answered that she had a boyfriend.

He asked her about area clubs, if she knew women who would be willing to have sex with him, and if she would be willing to have sex with him.

The victim told him several times she did not want to have sex with him, investigators wrote, but eventually he was standing just inside her bedroom, where she was near her bed, and quickly came to stand close to her.

Then Hernandez-Paz is accused of putting the victim in a "bear hug" and touching various parts of her body while trying to remove her clothes and force her down onto her bed.

Escaping, the victim ran into her living room and grabbed her phone. She said she told Hernandez-Paz to leave and he did.

Police soon found him walking through a nearby parking lot. 

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