Police: Real estate agent sexually assaulted at model home


Roger Pettingell Sarasota Real Estate

A homeless man is accused of sexually assaulting a real estate agent at a model home in Las Vegas, according to Metro Police.

The suspect, Richy Cervantes, 32, allegedly told the woman he was going to have sex with her and then kill her, a Metro arrest report said.

Officers responded to the home about 3:30 p.m. Monday after the woman called 911 and reported a suspicious man hanging around, police said. Metro did not disclose the location of the incident.

The man had come in the home, unlocked some windows and then came back again claiming to have left a phone, police said.

When he returned yet again and started banging on the door, the woman hid in a closet, police said. She said she heard a window break, and the man dragged her out of her hiding place, according to the report.

The woman struggled with the man until police showed up and tackled Cervantes, according to the report.

Cervantes was arrested on counts of first-degree kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, battery by strangulation to commit sexual assault, robbery, burglary, home invasion and coercion with force, police said.

Cervantes appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court today, where a judge set a $250,000 cash bail, according to court records. He was being held at the Clark County Detention Center, police said.


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