The Jackson Police Department arrested a 30-year-old Jackson man Monday for an attempted sexual assault they say happened last week at a hotel pool.
The crime was reported at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 28, but it occurred sometime Oct. 25 or 26 between 9 p.m. and midnight, Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. The victim and suspect don’t know each other, he said.
“He forced her up against the pool wall from behind and attempted to penetrate her,” Schultz said.
The young woman, whose age wasn’t released, was in a hotel pool with a friend, Schultz said, and the suspect was trying to flirt with her.
“He tried to kiss her more than one time and she was attempting to make it clear she wasn’t interested,” Schultz said. “He was more persistent than he should have been.”
When the man forced her up against the pool wall, Schultz said the victim’s friend was able to intervene.
“Her friend came and was able to extricate her from the situation and get her away from the male without any violence,” Schultz said.
Police didn’t disclose which hotel pool but records say it was an indoor pool at a hotel on West Broadway.
It took a few days for officers to track down the suspect.
“We started with just some basic information but were able to identify and locate the suspect, interview him and arrest him for third-degree sexual assault,” Schultz said.
The man’s name was not made public because of Wyoming’s restricted disclosure law, 6-2-319. He’ll be referred to as his initials J.A.C. until he’s arraigned for the crime in Teton County District Court.