A Miami-Dade Transit supervisor is facing sexual battery and kidnapping charges after authorities say he raped an intoxicated woman from Brazil who was in Miami for the Ultra Music Festival at a Metromover station.
Carl Lee Wilt, 41, was arrested Sunday and remained behind bars without bond, Miami-Dade jail records showed. It's unknown if he's hired an attorney.
According to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report, the 25-year-old victim was heavily intoxicated at the Park West Station Saturday night and wasn't allowed onto the Metro Mover due to her safety.
A witness who was on the platform later flagged down officers and said he saw a man pick up a woman and take her into a utility room, locking the door behind him, the report said.
When officers arrived to investigate, they had to wait five minutes before the door was opened, the report said. Wilt opened the door and came out of the room with his zipper down and the woman was unconscious on the floor, police said.
The woman couldn't remember any details of her encounter with the man and said she didn't consent to having sex with him, the report said. Wilt admitted to having sex with the woman in the secluded utility room, the report said.
The woman was taken to Miami Jackson Hospital's rape treatment center, while Wilt was taken into custody.
"The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works holds its employees to the highest standards for professional public administrators. We expect all employees to serve our residents and visitors with professionalism and respect," department of transportation director Alice Bravo said in a statement. "Because this incident is currently under investigation, the Department cannot comment further and refers all questions to the Miami-Dade Police Department."
In addition, Public Works officials said Wilt has been relieved of his duties without pay and the department is "moving forward with the disciplinary process regarding this incident."