PD: Man accused of sexual assault outside Tempe City Hall

Posted: 1:34 PM, Nov 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-06 22:22:55-05

A Phoenix man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the bushes outside of Tempe City Hall. 

Tempe police report that early Saturday morning, they responded to the north side of city hall near 5th Street and Mill Avenue for a reported sexual assault. 

There, they arrested 26-year-old Olawale Olaoye. 

Witnesses say Olaoye and a friend went to the CASA Bar where they met the victim and her friend. Police say they all left the bar at closing time and walked to the small park surrounding Tempe City Hall. Olaoye and the victim reportedly walked together to be away from the others. 

After some time, the victim’s friend became concerned and started looking for her. They reportedly saw the victim's legs sticking out from some bushes and went to investigate. 

There, they allegedly saw Olaoye sexually assaulting the victim. 

The friend later reported to police that the victim appeared to be unconscious. They ran back to the bar to get help. When they returned, Olaoye was walking away until he was detained by police. 

The victim reportedly told police that she didn't remember what happened after leaving the bar, but woke up during the assault and "played dead" because she was scared. 

Olaoye is being held without bond for sexual assault.