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Detroit Man Arrested in Attempted Sexual Assault in Greektown Casino Parking Garage

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Cortez Demar Bender, 21 (DOB: 08/16/1996), of Detroit, in connection with an attempted sexual assault. On October 12, 2017 at 10:10 p.m., it is alleged that Bender followed a 29-year-old woman from inside the Greektown Casino into the parking garage and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman struck Bender, struggled with him and screamed, causing him to flee on foot. Investigation by the Detroit Police Department, assisted by Greektown Casino security officers, resulted in the identification and arrest of Bender on October 14, 2017.

Bender has been charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct*. The defendant was arraigned on the warrant this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Laura Echartea. The probable cause conference is scheduled for October 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for October 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $250,000 cash/surety bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.