The state’s attorney’s office charged a man with misdemeanors after prosecutors said he tried sexually assaulting a female relative in Park City.
Pablo E. Melchor, 38, of Park City, was charged with two counts of domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said that a woman went to the police station in early January.
She reported that in November she had been babysitting Melchor’s child in Park City.
Melchor grabbed the woman by the arm and said his wife had not had sex with him in months, Daly said during a bond hearing.
Melchor said he was going to “do what a man is going to do.”
Daly said that Melchor then pulled the woman’s pants down and tried to pull her into a bedroom.
The woman was able to grab onto a doorframe and Melchor was unsuccessful in pulling her into the room.
The victim said “no” to Melchor and the man got dressed and left with his child, Daly said.
Police interviewed Melchor and he made admissions, Daly said.
The state’s attorney’s office approved the misdemeanor charges late last month, court records show.
During a bond hearing, Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak questioned why domestic battery charges were filed when the incident sounded like an attempted sexual assault.
Potkonjak ordered Melchor held on a $100,000 bond.
Melchor was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10% of his bond.
An arraignment hearing is scheduled for February 16.