A Waukesha man raped a drunk woman twice recently after she asked him for a place to stay, and told police he later admitted to sexually assaulting her only because it was "what she wanted to hear," according to a criminal complaint.
Alex Lopez, 21, was charged Monday, April 24, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim. Online court records indicate he was released the same day on a $1,000 cash bond and is scheduled to return to court on May 9.
Lopez could face several decades in prison and $200,000 in fines if convicted on both counts.
According to the complaint, the victim, who will not be named to protect her identity, asked Lopez on April 12 if she could stay overnight at his apartment in the 2100 block of Kensington Drive. When she awoke the following morning, she discovered her underwear had been removed and other evidence of a sexual encounter.
She told police in the complaint that she and Lopez used to have an intimate relationship, but said because she was intoxicated she was "not interested in any type of sexual contact" that night and never consented to any.
Lopez reportedly admitted to raping her in a text message exchange the following afternoon, but later told a Waukesha detective that he only said so because that's what the victim wanted to hear, the complaint said.
He said in the complaint that he took off the victim's pants after she told him she was hot and had sex with her after the two briefly laid down next to one another naked. Lopez, according to the complaint, asked the victim if she wanted to have sex and assumed she agreed to after she "mumbled something."
He told the detective she was awake initially, but eventually lost consciousness so he stopped, the complaint said. During the second incident, he reportedly told the detective he was "unsure" whether the victim's eyes were open.
Court records indicate Lopez made his initial court appearance the same day he was charged and was prohibited, as a condition of his bail, from having any contact with the victim.