A businessman from Oregon has been charged after being accused of assaulting and raping a woman at a hotel in Bloomington.
Warning: This story contains upsetting details
According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, Jimmy Jay Hortiz, 42, of The Dalles, Oregon, is accused of the crimes that occurred Nov. 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 7800 Normandale Boulevard.
The complaint states that the victim met Hortiz at the hotel bar the night of Nov. 29 and consumed numerous drinks. She told police that she remembers being undressed by the man on his hotel bed but never consented to sex because he was "old and gross."
Hortiz became angry and reacted by choking the woman to the point that she thought she was going to die, then punching her and grabbing her by the hair and shoving her head into a dresser.
The next thing the woman remembered was running in a panic through the hotel hallway and asking for help and then suffering a panic attack in the hotel lobby.
A sexual assault nurse examiner treated the woman at Fairview Southdale and it was determined that her injuries were extensive, including trauma that suggested she had been raped.
She also suffered a black eye, broken fingernail, bruises to her hands and ligature marks on her neck.
Hortiz, who was at the hotel on business, was questioned by police after a witness heard screaming coming from his 4th floor room. He denied having anyone with him, and instead said he also heard the screams and was concerned.
But upon searching his room, police found blood-stained sheets, a broken fingernail, long hair and the woman's clothing, which was hidden in the ceiling.
Hortiz denied having sex with the woman and said he lied about her being in his room because he didn't want to get in trouble at work.
Hortiz has been charged with 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct by use of force and with 3rd-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm.