Police arrested a person after a lady who had been strolling her canine was assaulted on Tuesday. (Viorel Margineanu, Shutterstock)
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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake police arrested a person accused of inappropriately touching a lady strolling her canine close to Pioneer Park.
Gatluak Gatluak, 44, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of sexual battery, kidnapping, interfering with an arresting officer, assault by a prisoner and failing to reveal his identification.
On Tuesday about 3:30 p.m., a lady was strolling her canine close to 350 S. 300 West when Gatluak — whom the girl had by no means met — approached her, in line with a police reserving affidavit.
Gatluak wrapped each his arms across the girl, then positioned a hand on the girl’s neck, the affidavit states. He kissed the girl’s cheek a number of occasions whereas inappropriately touching her over her clothes and making specific feedback, in line with the affidavit.
The lady tried to push Gatluak away a number of occasions and advised him to “let go,” the affidavit states.
“The sufferer acknowledged she was pulling away and pushing him and attempting to get away. (Gatluak) wouldn’t bodily let the sufferer go. After round 4 minutes, the sufferer’s canine leash obtained wrapped round (Gatluak’s) legs and (he) needed to let go of the sufferer as a result of his legs getting tangled within the leash. The sufferer was in a position to get away,” in line with the affidavit.
When police discovered Gatluak, he resisted arrest, and at one level kicked one of many officers, the affidavit states. When police requested for his identify, Gatluak refused to reply and “would solely curse and say profanities towards officers.”
Due to the size of time Gatluak allegedly detained the girl, police arrested him for investigation of kidnapping.
Gatluak has a prolonged legal historical past, in line with courtroom data. Most lately, he was convicted in October of tried drug distribution, a category A misdemeanor. Gatluak was initially charged in that case with felony drug distribution and aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a person close to the downtown homeless shelter and breaking his wrist, in line with charging paperwork.
After taking a plea deal, he was sentenced to 2 years probation, which he violated in November, in line with courtroom paperwork. He was arrested and positioned within the Salt Lake County Jail. He was ordered launched from jail on Feb. 11.