Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) - An employee at an Aurora motel is accused of groping a customer there.
Natuerlal Patel, 65, was charged with Sexual Battery (Class D felony) on July 3.
According to a court affidavit, on June 7 Patel was showing a woman a room at the Hillcrest Motel when he allegedly grabbed the woman’s breast and crotch. The victim told police that Patel laughed like he was joking, but allegedly suggested that they could meet up later “to work something out regarding payment for the room.”
The woman’s son told police he witnessed the act. He described Patel putting one hand on his mother’s neck and the other hand on his mother’s crotch.
The son said he saw his mother crying following the incident.
Patel, of Aurora, was arrested Monday. He bonded out of the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center jail Tuesday on $10,000 surety and $10,000 cash bond.