A female student claims she was sexually harassed and robbed in her hotel room after a ‘sex pest’ was given a key to her room.
The woman, 20, said she was originally approached by the man in the Sky Bar at the Dorsett City Hotel in east London.
She claimed that after rejecting the man, he tricked a receptionist at the hotel into giving him a set of her room keys.
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The man allegedly lied to the receptionist and said he was her partner.
She told Mirror: “I was horrified when I realized he was in my room.
“I’m so angry at the hotel for putting me in danger.
“Even though there is a phone in the room, the receptionist did not check with me. They did not ask for ID. “
She said of their first interaction at the Sky Bar: “I came up with an excuse to leave, but he followed me in the elevator to my room, which scared me.
“This must have been 2, maybe 3 at night. I told him he could not get in and went to bed, thinking it would be the end of it.”
The woman claims that the man entered her hotel room only 10 minutes after this interaction.
She explained: “I’m suffering from panic disorder and was shaking so violently when I thought I was alone and this guy is in the room.
“I did not know what to do, so I gave him a glass of water, then sat down on my bed and sent a message to a male friend. Then the man came and sat down next to me in bed and lay down on my legs.
“When I asked him to go, he said he had beaten me and did not care that I was a girl.”
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He allegedly then came up with a “rough” comment.
The woman said, “I was really scared.”
She said she was able to escape the attack by calling a male friend and putting him on the speaker, who said he was “literally around the corner”.
She explained that the man went after it after calling his “cousin who came and picked him up”.
The woman said: “The next morning I realized he had taken my bag with a £ 50 train ticket home, my bank cards, iPod and passport.”
“When I go to sleep, I still sometimes feel like someone is coming into the room. I was vulnerable – I was not sober or in a good place – and anything could have happened,” she added.
She claimed that after talking to the police, it was revealed that a receptionist at the hotel gave the man access to her room.
She said she has not received an apology, refund or compensation other than a Tube fare and free breakfast.
City of London Police have released CCTV footage of a man leaving the four-star hotel on 3 September.
Insp Insp Hannah Sydney said: “This was a horrific incident that we are thoroughly investigating. If anyone has seen this man, please contact.”
MyLondon has contacted the hotel for a comment.
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