Enfield man allegedly sexually assaulted woman in Plainville motel

Published on Monday, 29 January 2018 17:56


PLAINVILLE - An Enfield man is facing sexual assault charges in connection with allegations of unwanted sexual advances in a Plainville motel.

Gregory McArthur Jr., 34, has been charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, third-degree assault, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct, interfering with a 911 call and illegal possession of PCP.

According to the police report, McArthur allegedly tried sticking his genitals in a woman’s face a number of times and grabbed her buttocks.

Police were called to a room at the Advance Motel, located at 124 New Britain Ave., Saturday at about 8:56 p.m. The caller sounded like she was being attacked, police noted in their report.

When officers arrived at the motel room, McArthur allegedly tried fleeing the room and refused to obey a number of commands from police. During a struggle, his lip was cut and he was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police then spoke to the victim, who said she had met McArthur early last year one time and hadn’t seen him since. Needing a ride to and from her sister’s home, the woman contacted McArthur, who agreed to drive her.

Upon arriving back at the motel, McArthur asked the woman if she wanted to hang out, and she agreed. After going into the bathroom for 15 or 20 minutes, the woman told police, McArthur emerged back into the common area of the room smoking PCP, which is also known as angel dust, according to the report.

Shortly thereafter, McArthur allegedly walked near the victim, who was lying on the bed, and began to take his pants off, the report said. He stopped when she said “nothing sexual is going to happen,” she told police.

McArthur then got onto the bed with the woman, but she told him to back off when he got too close to her, she told police. About five minutes later, the woman alleges, he got up and walked near her head again, exposing himself, according to the report.

The victim told police McArthur inched his genitals closer and closer to her face until she pushed him away, the report said. She said he did this about 20 times, and that she pleaded with him to stop. She then demanded that he leave and walked over to the door to open it for him. The woman alleges that McArthur grabbed her buttocks and slammed the door shut, the report said.

The woman then ran to the other side of the room, where she dialed 911. McArthur allegedly struggled with her in an attempt to get the phone. After she was pushed onto the bed, she tried to go for the door, but McArthur grabbed her shirt, causing her to hit her head on a chair, according to the report. Police arrived shortly thereafter.

When asked about the allegations, McArthur told police “nothing happened.” During his arraignment Monday in Bristol Superior Court, Peter Matthews, McArthur’s attorney, said his client “adamantly denies” the complainant’s account of what happened.

McArthur alleges that the woman was under the influence of multiple drugs during the incident, Matthews said. Matthews also noted that McArthur was fully clothed when police arrived at the motel.

McArthur is being held on $100,000 bond. He is due back in court on Feb. 14 to enter a plea.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Monday, 29 January 2018 17:56. Updated: Monday, 29 January 2018 17:59.