A Mt. Juliet woman reported a sexual assault by a co-worker to police, some of which was captured on hotel security video. Police charged the man with misdemeanor assault, and Commissioner Randy Hankins waived his bond. For comparison, Nashville police recently charged a man who slapped his co-worker’s buttocks with felony sexual assault, and he received a $15,000 bond.
Mt. Juliet Police received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at the Home2 Suites on Providence Trail in July. The victim was a newly hired employee and was working the overnight shift when she, according to the police report, received a phone call from an employee that was responsible for her training, 54-year-old Allen Winters. Winters called the hotel and informed her he was coming in to ‘show her how to do things’, and arrived at approximately 4 a.m., wearing sweat pants and a hoodie.
The victim states the 54-year-old trainer for the hotel stayed until 6 a.m., and during those two hours he told customers they were ‘married’, touched her, put his arm around her, touch her on the buttocks and in the area of her vagina, sniffed her neck, and held onto her waist, all in sexual manners.
Detectives reviewed the security video, and some parts did show him sniffing and holding her while in view of the cameras. The victim stated all of the touching was unwanted and placed her in fear, and that she told him to stop, to quit touching her, and to leave, but he didn’t leave until just before the next shift arrived that morning.
Mt. Juliet Police charged Allen Deon Winters, 54, with misdemeanor assault, and a Chief Judicial Commissioner James ‘Randy’ Hankins released him on his own recognizance with a January court date. For comparison, Metro Nashville police recently charged a man who slapped a co-worker’s buttocks “as if he were playing the drums” with felony sexual battery, and he received a $15,000 bond.
Winters has prior arrests in Nashville for illegal weapon possession, multiple order of protection violations, domestic assault, theft over 10K, and driving-related charges. The hotel confirmed this week that Allen Winters is no longer an employee.