Stamford hotel worker arrested for sexually assaulting guest

A West Side hotel maintenance worker who talked his way into a 60-year-old woman’s room early Saturday morning and tried to force himself on her was arrested after police found the man asleep in the woman’s hotel room.

Carlos Oyola-Bandera, 35, of 501 West Main St., Stamford, was charged with attempted rape, unlawful restraint, criminal trespass, fourth-degree sexual assault and breach of peace. He was held over the weekend by police in lieu of a $50,000 court appearance bond and is being arraigned at the Stamford courthouse Monday.

Police say that Oyola-Bandara knocked on the woman’s door at the Super 8 motel at 32 Grenhart Road at about 3:30 a.m. and told the woman, who has been a resident of the motel for some time, that he is there to fix something.

The woman recognized the man as a hotel worker and let him in. Oyola-Bandara then pulled out a bottle of liquor and put two glasses on the table and began pouring the liquor into the glasses.

At this point the woman becomes aware that Oyola-Bandara is drunk and realizes that something was very wrong, police said.

Oyola-Bandera then begins struggling with the woman while demanding to have sex with her, police said. He is able to get his pants off and exposes his genitals to the woman and holds her down while groping her, and is able for a short time to keep the woman from leaving, police said.

The woman, however, was able to get away and went down to the front desk and told them to get their employee out of her room.

Police were called and when they got to the woman’s room, they found Oyola-Bandara in the room and fast asleep, police said.

The woman was able to identify Oyola-Bandera as the man who attacked her, police said.