An employee at a Missouri hotel is accused of making a duplicate room key to enter a woman’s room and sexually assault her, charging documents show.
Fletcher Clardy III, 30, was arrested Friday after the woman staying at Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City told cops he attacked her on Dec. 17, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday.
The woman told responding cops she had been sexually assaulted by a man working at the hotel’s front desk and later at its bar. Hours earlier, the woman said she watched the Kansas City Chiefs game with two coworkers and her boss before heading up to their rooms, charging documents state.
The woman then went back downstairs late on Dec. 16 to have a few drinks at the hotel’s bar, where Clardy served her and other guests, a criminal complaint shows.
The woman then went to her room between 2 and 2:30 a.m. the following morning, locking the door behind her. She awoke roughly two hours later to Clardy pulling off her pajamas and exposing himself to her, the complaint alleges.
“Get the f–k off of me!” the woman told police she yelled at the man. “Who the hell are you? Get away from me! Get the hell out of here!”
“Sorry, I thought you wanted it,” Clardy allegedly responded.
The woman told cops she recognized her attacker’s voice as that of Clardy and later identified him in a photo lineup provided by cops, the newspaper reported.
Hotel staffers gave cops at the scene records of room keys created early on Dec. 17 and found a duplicate was made for the woman’s room at about 4:10 a.m., authorities said.
Surveillance video from inside the hotel showed Clardy made the key and then got onto an elevator before using the duplicate to open the victim’s door, according to the complaint.
Clardy, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with first-degree attempted rape. He was fired from the hotel Thursday, according to the Kansas City Star.
Clardy remains in custody in lieu of $150,000 cash bond at the Jackson County Detention Center, online records show. He’s set to make his initial court appearance Monday, and court records do not list an attorney for him, the newspaper reported.
Clardy, meanwhile, is married and previously studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, according to his Facebook account. A photo from his profile shows Clardy holding a degree while flanked by two others in December 2019.