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Cleaner accused of sexually battering co-worker while on the job

LARGO — A man who worked after hours cleaning offices was arrested Thursday, accused of sexually battering a co-worker on the job.

Victor Ramon Ovalles-Jimenez, 35, was working in December for United Services Group, a company that provides after-hours cleaning services for offices, when the incident took place, Pinellas sheriff's deputies said.

Ovalles-Jimenez and the female co-worker were assigned to clean offices Dec. 21 at the Bardmoor Outpatient Center, a division of Morton Plant Hospital, at 8787 Bryan Dairy Road.

The co-worker was cleaning an office when Ovalles-Jimenez entered the room and turned off the lights, according to an arrest report. He then grabbed the woman by her shoulders, forced her to her knees and made her perform a sex act, the report states.

Afterward, the victim reported the incident to her supervisors, who contacted the sheriff's office.

In an interview with detectives, Ovalles-Jimenez denied that the incident happened, deputies said. Authorities conducted a DNA test, which supported the co-worker's claims, deputies said.

Ovalles-Jimenez was arrested at 3 p.m. Thursday and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a charge of sexual battery. His arrest report indicates that he no longer works for United Services Group. He was held on $20,000 bail Friday night.

Cleaner accused of sexually battering co-worker while on the job 02/10/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2012 10:30pm]
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