PD: Youngtown door-to-door saleswoman escapes after assault

PD: Youngtown door-to-door saleswoman escapes after assault
Posted at 12:13 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 16:19:30-04

A saleswoman defended herself and was able to escape a home after a suspect told her of his "fantasies."

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 25, a woman was selling internet subscriptions door to door near 111th and Peoria avenues. 

She contacted a man, later identified as 34-year-old Hernan Abraham Gonzales Torres, who invited her into his home. He then allegedly grabbed her hands and asked her about the tattoos on her arms. When she pulled away and tried to leave, he forced her onto the couch, police said.

Torres then reportedly slammed the door shut and said to her, "I have fantasies, have you ever had a fantasy before?" He then grabbed her hand and put it on his chest and kissed her, according to police.

Police said the victim told Torres to "get off her," as she kicked him in the groin and fled the home. She then contacted her boss who was in the area and picked her up. They then called the 911 from a safe location. 

MCSO contacted Torres at his home where he allegedly admitted to telling her about his fantasies but denied touching or kissing her. 

Torres was arrested for assault and unlawful imprisonment.