The case against the suspect was dismissed in fall 2021 and the matter was sealed.
Police arrested a Cranston man, 22, for felony sexual assault Saturday at his home in Cranston following an investigation of a woman found unresponsive and naked from the waist down in the parking lot across from Blu on the Water early Sunday morning, Aug. 1.
He was arraigned by a justice of the peace in East Greenwich on Saturday then formally arraigned at Kent County Courthouse Tuesday – both times held without bail due to the first degree sexual assault charge.
According to Det. Lt. Tyler Lufkin, police got a report of an unresponsive woman in the parking lot at 1:46 a.m. on Aug. 1. She was treated at Kent Hospital; test results are pending.
Police were able to identify a suspect by reviewing surveillance video of the parking lot and Blu. A man who police later identified as the suspect could be seen on video in the parking lot, then returning to Blu, said Lufkin.
The suspect, who is being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions, will be back in court Monday.