A man who allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a woman in July pleaded not guilty in the Superior Court of Guam on Wednesday.
Francis P. Fileruw, 34, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony and aggravated assault as a third-degree felony.
He waived his rights to a speedy trial.
According to court documents, the victim told police she was raped by a man whom she had met through her cousin.
The victim said the plan had been to go to the store to buy beer when the suspect drove her to another location in Talofofo.
The suspect then allegedly forced the woman to have sex, documents state.
Eventually, she was able to open the car door and ran into the jungle to hide. The suspect came up from behind her and allegedly grabbed her arm and threw her to the ground, documents state.
The woman then ran toward a vehicle passing the area and called for help.
Officers later tracked down the suspect. He denied having been in Talofofo or with a woman, documents state.
As he was being escorted to the officer’s patrol vehicle, the suspect told authorities he hadn’t done anything to the woman and that she wanted drugs.
In a later interview, the suspect admitted to authorities that he’d touched and had sex with the woman, who later ran away from him.