An electrician at a Fresno apartment complex has been charged with a crime that could have sent a woman to prison for the rest of her life.
Lara DeMoro, 35, was charged Tuesday with a felony count of sexual battery, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, according to the Fresno County District Attorney’s office.
DeMoro’s attorney, Kevin Bales, said he was not sure how long DeMero would be detained in jail.
He said he didn’t have a comment on the charges against him.
He was a security guard at the Fresno Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Fresno, a small, largely white suburb north of Fresno.
DeMuoro’s LinkedIn profile shows she was a professional electrician with the Fresno Electricians Union.
Her LinkedIn profile said she was born in Florida and has been a certified electrician for more than two decades.
The Fresno Police Department said DeMuro worked at the complex where the alleged incident occurred.
The incident happened Wednesday, according the police department, when DeMamo and a male friend allegedly engaged in oral and anal sex.
The friend, who was identified by police as DeMaro, is the son of the owner of the building, according.
De Mato was not wearing a protective mask when the alleged sex took place.
The male friend was wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt.
The Fresno Electric Workers Union called DeMato a “supervisor” and a “worker” and said she had “always been a person of integrity” and that she has been the victim of sexual harassment and assault.
De Muero’s attorney said his client is innocent and will not contest the charges.
He could not be reached for comment.
De Moura’s attorney could not immediately be reached.