6th St. bar employee accused of sexually assaulting female

AUSTIN - Police have accused a 6th Street bar employee of sexually assaulting a female in the back room of the business in February.

According to the warrant for 43-year-old Willie Curtis Harvey IV, an employee at a bar called New York, New York, the alleged victim went to the bar to celebrate her birthday with friends. While she was dancing, she said Harvey came up to her and said she needed to either give him the water in her hand "or kiss him." She gave the drink to him and he handed it right back to her, she said. He then tried to kiss her. She said she refused.

She said the employee later approached her again and led her to a back room after asking where her drink was. The alleged victim told him she did not wish to go with him and wanted to stay with her friends.

In the back room, Harvey allegedly asked her "if she was okay with this." The alleged victim said she told him she didn't want to do anything with him and wanted to be with her friends.

She said he then forcibly unbuttoned her pants and bent her over the couch as the alleged victim cried and told him to stop. He then allegedly penetrated her for 30 to 45 seconds before she said he "quit and gave up."

According to police, a friend in the bar got worried about the alleged victim and asked people where she was. Someone told her they saw her walking with the suspect toward the back.

As the friend approached the back room, she said she saw the alleged victim bolt out of the door, adjusting her pants while crying. 

The investigator contacted the bar owner, who identified the employee as Harvey. 

When police contacted Harvey via phone, he admitted to having sex with her but said it was consensual. 

Based on inconsistencies with Harvey's story and the consistencies stated among the alleged victim and her friends, police have charged him with sexual assault, a second degree felony. He is not in custody as of Thursday morning according to Travis County Jail online records.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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