Tempe man arrest in woman's attack at resort

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- Police have arrested a Tempe man on kidnapping and attempted sexual assault charges after they say he attacked a woman while she was at work at a Phoenix resort.

Court paperwork released Wednesday says that Michael Robert Martinez, 30 was ordered held on a $125,000 bond following the Monday attack.

A 30-year-old woman who works at the Arizona Grand Resort told police that she was attacked while in the bathroom, which is located in a separate building from her office.

The woman says the man burst inside the restroom while she was washing her hands, pulled off her tights and underwear, knocked her to the floor and got on top of her.

The woman was able to escape, and security detained Martinez until police arrived.

The managing director of the Arizona Grand Resort issued a statement regarding the incident, saying Martinez was neither an employee nor a guest at the resort.

"Our primary concern is the well-being of our employee," Richard Behr wrote. 'We have a close working relationship with the Phoenix Police Department and are fully cooperating in their investigation."

A status conference for Martinez has been scheduled for Jan. 3, followed by a preliminary hearing on Jan. 6.