Man charged with sexually assaulting woman in a bar bathroom

(WEAU) - An Eau Claire man is charged after investigators say he sexually assaulted a woman in the bathroom of a bar.

Alexandre Rreitas-Silveira, 22, was taken into custody. According to the criminal complaint, the assault happened Saturday night at Shenanigans on Water Street.

The woman told police Freitas-Silveira forced her into the bathroom and locked the door. She says he pushed her against a wall, causing her to hit her head against the wall. She says she doesn't remember what happened after that.

The complaint says two women found her on the floor of the bathroom partially undressed and saw a man run out of the bathroom.

Freitas-Silveira was found at another bar and admitted to being with the woman, but says it was consensual.


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