Man charged after sexually assaulting, trapping woman in hotel room for 11 hours

Oct 17 2017, 12:03 am

A woman was held captive in a Calgary hotel room for 11 hours before escaping.

Vasilios Georgopoulos, a 37-year-old man of no fixed address, has been charged by the Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit with sexual assault, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief, and damage to property under $5,000.

According to a release from the Calgary Police Service, Georgopoulos allegedly “physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, prevented from leaving the hotel room, and burned” the victim over the course of 11 hours.

The victim and Georgopoulos had made arrangements to meet through an online dating website on October 4, according to the release.

The woman escaped after Georgopoulos stepped out, and she had the front desk call her a cab. After returning home and speaking with her family, police were called, the release says.

The suspect was found on October 13 in a different hotel room, and will next appear in court on Thursday, October 26.

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