Paris Las Vegas Site of Reported Violent Sexual Assault of Sex Worker

By | August 13, 2021

An Arizona man is due in court during September to face allegations he repeatedly punched, as well as strangled and sexually assaulted a prostitute earlier this month at the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino. The woman survived the ordeal, but suffered injuries.

Sell strangled her, assaulted her in the face, and sexually assaulted the woman, police said
The iconic Paris Las Vegas, pictured above. The Las Vegas hotel-casino was the scene of an alleged violent sex assault and battery of a sex worker in a hotel guest’s room. The defendant faces several charges. (Image: Booking.com)

Peter Sell, 61, is charged with three counts of sexual assault and a single count of both kidnapping and battery with intent to commit sexual assault, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. If convicted on all charges, he could face decades in prison.

Early in the morning on Aug. 3, Metro police were notified the victim said she was sexually assaulted and was covered in blood, the Review-Journal said, citing a recently released police report.

Sell had just met the woman and the two went for drinks at a bar inside the Aria Resort & Casino. He then asked her to go to his hotel room at the Paris.

But after they got there, the duo got into a dispute about prices for sex. The confrontation soon turned violent, police said.

Sell strangled her, assaulted her in the face, and sexually assaulted the woman, police said, based on the victim’s statements.

Sell punched her in the face approximately 30 times,” the police report revealed.

When investigating the case, Metro police were able to locate a possibly relevant recording made by another hotel guest.

In it, a woman is heard yelling the words “please help,” authorities said. She further told security staff a man was attempting to kill her, the recording revealed.

When police officers talked to Sell, he told them he was so intoxicated he did not remember the argument, the report said. But he recalled the fight with the woman, police add.

Sell was released from custody after posting $25,000 bond. A condition of his release is that he visits Las Vegas once a week to report to court officials.

He is next scheduled to appear in court before a judge on Sept. 8. The victim told police she came to Las Vegas to work as a sex worker. Originally, she lived in Nebraska.

Earlier Las Vegas Sex Assault

In an unrelated crime, in May Frank Anthony Ruggirello, 43, of Clinton, Mich. allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

But Ruggirello said the sex was consensual. The two were sharing a room. They had eaten dinner. They also had some drinks and went to a show.

But when they got back to the hotel room, she went to sleep. While asleep, she claims he assaulted her, the Review-Journal said.

Paris Las Vegas Outage

In an unrelated incident, last October the Paris Las Vegas experienced a power outage. It led to frustrated hotel visitors who struggled to find their way in darkened hallways for hours.

The outage affected the Paris venue and 15 other utility customers in the neighborhood. Both the casino and the Bellagio Fountains were darkened, social media and news reports said.

Numerous guests complained about the casino’s response to the outage. There was poor communication with hotel guests, some visitors said.

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