Police: Dover man arrested on sexual harassment, other charges following incident at hotel
DOVER, Del. – Dover Police charged a Dover man on sexual related offenses following an incident at a local hotel Wednesday evening.
According to police, the suspect, 48-year-old Kenneth Hutchinson, and the female victim were staying at the Holiday Inn Express in separate rooms as part of a work related assignment. During the day, the victim and Hutchinson reportedly agreed to have a meal together in her hotel room. At approximately 5 p.m., the victim told Hutchinson that she was going to get a shower and meet with her significant other.
While the victim was in the shower, Hutchinson allegedly entered the bathroom and pulled back the shower curtain, exposing the female victim. He then made several sexual comments and advances to the victim, and when the victim refused, Hutchinson reportedly made threats of several acts towards her. The victim got out of the shower and tried to leave the bathroom, however Hutchinson stood in the doorway and pushed her back in, restraining her to the bathroom. The victim began shoving Hutchinson and was able to close and lock the bathroom door and call a friend for help.
The victim then reported the incident to the Dover Police Department, and a warrant was obtained for Hutchinson, charging him with offensive touching, sexual harassment, and unlawful imprisonment. He reportedly turned himself in to police Thursday night at around 10 p.m. He was later released on his own recognizance.