Hotel Guest Sues Marriott After Stranger Sexually Assaults Him In His Room

by Anthony Losanno
Charlotte Marriott

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After an a cancelled American Airlines flight left him stuck at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, a man checked in and went to his room for the night. The door apparently did not fully close and was left unlocked. Another man entered the room as he slept and the first man was awakened as the other performed oral sex on him as he “howled in terror and lashed out to punch” the offender. Now, he’s suing Marriott for $160 million.

The assailant was identified as Jermaine Lamont Peay. He was arrested in May 2022 and charged with felony larceny, burglary first degree, second degree forcible sex offense, and larceny after breaking into and entering the hotel room.  Staff told the victim that they knew who he was and that he had previously trespassed at the hotel. Even worse, he was known to burgle or assault guests.

Charlotte Marriott Guest Room

The lawsuit claims that Marriott has electronic sensors equipped to “transmit an electronic record” to the hotel when a guest’s door is opened or closed. He feels that Marriott “should have known that the self-closing door was malfunctioning and not properly closing prior to and during [his] stay at the hotel.”

Law & Crime reports that the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office stated that Peay had been arrested before for burglary, larceny, and second degree sex offenses. He faced charges in February 2022 for simple assault, resisting public officers, and assault of campus police according to arrest records. In 2021, he was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing drug paraphernalia ,and going armed to the terror of people.

Anthony’s Take: I have a routine when I travel that includes checking in closets and under the bed. I also always bolt lock the door to make sure that no one can open it while I sleep.

(Featured Image Credit: Law & Crime and Marriott.)

(H/T: View from the Wing.)

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