TPD: Lost shoe links man to attempted rape

Posted at 6:50 AM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 07:50:39-04

TULSA – A man is in custody for attempted rape after police found a shoe that allegedly belonged to him at the scene where the incident took place, says Tulsa police.

Tulsa police report that Adrian Alverez, 26, was arrested on complaint of attempted first degree rape Tuesday morning after the victim found one of his shoes in her home.

The victim, 26, told Tulsa police that she was asleep and naked in bed with her boyfriend when a man awoke her by attempting to rape her. She told police that she started screaming and awoke her boyfriend and caused the suspect to run from the residence.

After the suspect left, the victim noticed that her iPhone was missing and her boyfriend called the police. The phone was located near apartments at 41st and Garnett but after the initial address, the phone was deactivated and could not be found.

Tulsa police say the victim was then transported to a nearby hospital for a sexual assault exam. The victim’s sister recognized the shoe as belonging to Alverez, who she said was her ex-boyfriend.

Later the victim’s phone was located at the same aforementioned apartment complex and authorities were able to find Alverez. Tulsa police say that Alverez presented them with a fraudulent permanent resident card issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

After signing a waiver for a search warrant, police discovered that Alverez was in possession of a handgun that was reported stolen in Owasso.

Tulsa police say that Alverez was arrested and eventually told them that he entered the victim’s home and attempted to get into bed with her. He told Tulsa police that he did not penetrate the victim and when asked if he had consent from the victim, he said no and then allegedly stated, “If I would have asked, she would have said no.”

Alverez told police that he sold the victim’s iPhone to a friend but only provided the first name of that person. 

Currently Alverez is booked on complaint of first degree burglary, attempted first degree rape, false impersonation and KCSP.

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