An Avenues woman told police she was raped in a downtown hotel by a man who had been waiting inside of her room.
The 22-year-old woman checked into the Hilton Hotel and was waiting for her boyfriend to show up. She said she got bored waiting and began walking around the hotel lobby and pool area. When she returned to her room and opened the door, a man who had been standing on a counter grabbed her and threw her to the floor, a Salt Lake police report states.The man taped the woman's hands, eyes and ankles and cut off the woman's clothing with a knife. He forced her onto a bed and raped her. She said he slapped her several times and scraped her with the knife while he raped her.
The man threatened to cut the woman's eyes out if she tried to look at him, the report said. After he left, the woman called hotel security personnel, who responded to her room and found her semi-naked and bound with duct tape.