Russell Kolins served as the Hotel Security Expert on this case which settled for an undisclosed amount.

The man who flirted with Cheri Marchionda at the hotel bar somehow learned her room number and jarred her by calling her after she’d gone to bed. Still, behind the double-lock on her door at an Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Marchionda, a business executive traveling alone, felt safe. But hours later, while Marchionda was sleeping, hotel staff helped the man enter her room. The man then startled Marchionda awake and sexually assaulted her for more than two hours. The attacker,…

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This article first appeared on March 01, 2019 4:53pm.