Suspect wanted for sexual assault incident at nightclub in downtown Pontiac

$1,000 reward for information
Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 23:12:50-05

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a suspect wanted for a sexual assault incident at a nightclub in downtown Pontiac. 

On Aug. 18, deputies responded to a call from Beaumont Hospital for a report of an assault at the Elektricity nightclub on Saginaw street. 

The 19-year-old West Bloomfield woman told police a man she only knew as "Mike" made sexual advances to her in a secluded area of the club. 

The victim told the suspect "no" several times but was then "pinned up against the wall by the suspect and sexually assaulted."

Police say the victim had no prior contact the suspect. 

The woman told authorities she immediately left the club and went to the hospital seeking treatment. She received a forensic examination. The kit is currently being tested for potential DNA, deputies say.

Deputies believe the suspect is a Hispanic man in his 20's, per surveillance video. 

“There were numerous patrons inside,” said Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Ford. “The incident occurred in an area that was secluded and the victim tried to resist the advances but the suspect forced himself upon her.”

The victim says she met the man who assaulted her that night and only knew him as “Mike.”

Elektricity sent 7 Action News this statement:

a. We have had over a million customers in the last 8 years.

b. We take the safety of our guests very seriously.

c. Issues of sexual assault are upmost in our concerns.

d. We have a well trained professional staff

e. We handed over to the Oakland County Sheriff full videos of all the activities in our club on the night in question -- 64 cameras, 6 hours of coverage.

f. And we shall continue to cooperate fully. 

g. In the meantime, we are showing our staff the picture of the person in question, and perhaps we will be able to identify this person.

There is a $1,000 reward for tips. 

If you can identify the man or have any leads on the case, give Oakland County deputies a call at (800) SPEAK-UP.