Police investigating a robbery instead found themselves investigating a sexual assault.
An officer was sent to the intersection of 16th Street and Taylor Avenue about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday for a reported robbery. He found Julius Juniel, 31, of Racine, walking in the area.
According to court records Juniel had slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants. He spoke to the officer, and said he had sex with a girl while at a party, and thought the girl may believe he robbed her, because she had “freaked out.”
Juniel had a bump from a vase being thrown at his head, according to the criminal complaint, and from having to jump out of a window to get away. Juniel later gave police a different story, and said he had been robbed at gunpoint, by two men with a .38 revolver that held nine bullets.
Juniel led police to the home where he had been, according to the criminal complaint.
The officer contacted someone inside, and when he said he was there because someone needed police assistance, the woman he was speaking with began to cry. She reported she had been sexually assaulted, and that the man who did it jumped out of a window.
The people in the home said Juniel had been in the home drinking beer. After the woman went to sleep, he reportedly touched her and had sex with her. She woke up with him on top of her, and began yelling at him, and demanding his wallet to look at his ID to get his name.
Juniel later admitted to having contact with the woman.
He has been charged with third-degree sexual assault.