Hotel Employee Allegedly Assaults Guest

MONEE, Ill. (STMW) — An employee of a Monee hotel was arrested Thursday after he allegedly hid in a guest’s room then assaulted her, authorities said.

Dipeshkumar S. Shah, 34, of 8440 Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview, faces two counts of home invasion and one count of criminal sexual assault.

Will County authorities say Shah, who worked at a hotel in the 25600 block of Friendship Drive, on Thursday went into a the room of a woman who had been staying there and waited for her to return.

When she came to her room, he bit and hit her, then sexually assaulted her, authorities said.

Monee police were pounding on her door before the attack was over, but the door was too heavy to break down, authorities said.

Shah was arrested minutes later when he left the room.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment. The extent of her injuries is not known.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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