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54-year-old Bobby Lee Koricanek, who owns multiple businesses in Texas, visited Nashville in May and stayed at the DoubleTree Hotel, where he was positively identified as the man who let a housekeeper into his hotel room, then “smacked her on the ass” in a sexual assault. Instead of arresting him, Metro Police simply issued him a citation for assault, on which he eventually was booked this week.
Court records show that on May 5th, officers spoke to management at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Nashville, who assisted with translation as the victim did not speak English. The victim stated she was let into room 212 by Koricanek, who was staying in the room, and after she was inside he smacked her on the buttocks in what she considered a sexual assault.
Metro Police showed her a photo of the Koricanek, which she immediately confirmed was the offender, and then officers additionally did an in-person identification by bringing him into the lobby, at which time she identified him a second time.
Instead of a physical arrest, or a sexual-assault related charge, Officer James Harben & Supervisor Anthony Bourk decided on a paper citation on the charges of assault/offensive or provocative contact. He is scheduled to appear in court in November.