EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – Police arrested a Guatemalan man Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a hotel room and attempting to sexually assault a Guatemalan woman while she was holding her one-year-old child.
Police said both the victim and the offender were being housed at the Budget Inn Motel on Paisano when the alleged attack happened.
Investigators identified the suspect as Francisco Tojin Maldonado, 23, from Guatemala.
Police said the woman was bathing her infant in the hotel room Tuesday when the man walked in, groped her under her clothing and pressed himself against her.
The woman told police she left the hotel room door unlocked to allow volunteers in and out of the room.
Officers said volunteers responded when they heard the woman screaming, and said the man ran away.
Francisco is charged with burglary of habitation, and was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center.
Police said he was traveling with his son who was turned over to U.S. Border Patrol custody.