March 22, 2018 06:11 PM
A Plymouth man faces charges after authorities say he forced his way into a woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her, according to court records.
A criminal complaint states that Tarun Agarwal faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of first-degree burglary. Agarwal was charged in Hennepin County Thursday.
According to the complaint, officers were called on Feb. 10 to an apartment complex on the 130 block of Nathan Lane on a report of a rape.
When officers arrived, they met with a woman who said she had been raped after leaving the apartment's fitness room, according to the complaint. The victim told officers as she was returning to her apartment, she was approached by a man in the stairwell, later identified as Agarwal.
The victim told police Agarwal followed her to her floor and tried to talk to her. The complaint said he then pushed her against a wall and tried to kiss her.
To attempt to evade Agarwal, the victim walked past her apartment, but then unlocked her apartment door to get away from him.
The complaint said Agarwal then pushed his way into her apartment and undressed. The complaint goes on to say that he the forced the victim onto the couch and sexually assaulted her. After the rape, he then left the victim's apartment.
Officers on scene canvassed the apartment and located Agarwal, who also lived in the building. The complaint said the victim viewed a number of photos and confirmed Agarwal as the man who assaulted her.
According to the complaint, Agarwal denied that he assaulted the woman, or left his apartment that evening.
During an exam of the victim, a sperm cell was located, which matched the DNA profile of Agarwal, according to the complaint.
If found guilty, Agarwal could face up to 30 years in prison.
Updated: March 22, 2018 06:11 PM
Created: March 22, 2018 03:14 PM
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