Man stabbed by attempted rape victim charged with molesting Mount Dora girl, deputies say
Lake County Sheriff's Office files new charges against Robert Pascual
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office filed new charges Tuesday of child molestation against a man who was arrested last week for allegedly attempting to a rape a Clermont woman.
Robert Pascual, 22, was transported from the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was receiving medical treatment for stab wounds he received during the attempted rape, to the Lake County Detention Center Tuesday, where he was charged with lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim less than 12 years old, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Pascual is accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old Mount Dora girl last summer, according the news release.
The victim told deputies that Pascual came to her bed, covered her mouth and began touching her before attempting to take her outside.
Deputies said they believe Pascual left Mount Dora after the incident and moved to Clermont.
On Feb. 2, a Clermont woman was attacked by Pascual, deputies said.
The victim told deputies she had just arrived home from dinner, when Pascual opened the driver's side door of her vehicle and tried to pull her out of the car, according to an affidavit. The victim bit and clawed at Pascual in an attempt to stop the attack, but he pulled her hair, pushed her face into the ground and grabbed at her throat so she couldn't speak, deputies said.
Deputies said Pascual told the woman he was going to sexually assault her.
Deputies said that she told her attacker that they should move to the inside of her car so they wouldn't be seen. Once inside, she grabbed a knife she had in a storage compartment and repeatedly stabbed Pascual, deputies said.
He tried to pull her out of the car, but she fought him off, locked the doors and called 911, according to the report.
A witness also called 911 during the attack and said that a man was dragging a woman by her hair and being violent with her at the Ashton Chase Apartments, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said they followed a blood trail that led to Pascual, who was lying underneath a stairwell.
For the Feb. 2 attack, Pascual faces charges of burglary to an occupied conveyance with battery, attempted sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Pascual is held on no bond for the new molestation felony charges.
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