Two People Charged With Kidnapping And Sexual Assault
A Texas man who had recently been released from prison and a Casper woman have both been accused of holding a woman against her will, raping her, and injuring her.
Thirty five year old William Coronado the third, and 22-year old Brigette Gonzalez have each been charged with one count of kidnapping and two counts of aggravated assault and battery.
In addition, Coronado is facing an additional charge of first degree sexual assault, while Gonzalez is facing an additional count of accessory before the fact of first degree sexual assault.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in middle February, Officers were contacted by Gonzalez, who was already at the Natrona County Detention Center on an unrelated incident.
She said she was present when Coronado raped the victim at a hotel, and had heard the victim say no at least once during the encounter.
She added that the victim had consumed alcohol earlier.
Gonzalez said during the sex, she (Gonzalez) felt like she couldn't do anything, because what Coronado wants, he gets and "what he wants done has to be done."
Gonzalez told police this because she felt bad over what had happened, did not plan the incident and wanted officers to know the truth.
Officers had responded to the hotel on the night in question for a suicide call, and they took the victim to the hospital to be treated for a number of injuries.
Investigators say the victim later told them, that Coronado punched her and cut her with a pocket knife, when she tried to leave, and that Gonzalez held the victim down in the process.
Among the injuries that the victim sustained included, three broken bones on the left side of her face.
When interviewed, Coronado said the sex was consensual and saw a number of scars on the victim and claimed she was a self-cutter.
Police say Coronado told them at least 2 different versions of how the victim was injured, and prosecutors found out he had recently been released from a Texas prison, for a weapons possession charge.
At his initial hearing Coronado claimed that the accusations were lies.
Coronado is being held on $100,000 bond and Gonzalez is being held on $50,000 awaiting trial.
A guilty conviction on kidnapping carries a prison term of 20 years to life in prison, while first degree sexual assault carries a prison term of five-to-50 years in prison.
Aggravated assault and battery is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.