22-year-old Gustavo Banegas (pictured) pleaded guilty to felony charges associated with an attack that happened last August in a bathroom at the MGM Grand Hotel. Both he and his victim, a married man from Utah who was vacationing with his wife, were attending the hotel’s “Wet Republic” pool party.
According to police, they received a call when a hotel security guard walked into the bathroom and discovered “a Hispanic Male Adult who appeared to be attempting to have anal sex with an unresponsive White Male Adult.”
According to Banegas, he found the victim passed out drunk and “sitting on the toilet with his shorts pulled down to his ankles.” After lifting him off the pot and onto the floor, he became excited when he “saw the unconscious male’s penis.” He told police he became “immediately turned on” and “began to masturbate while standing next to the sink.”
As his excitement grew, Banegas said he became “so turned on sexually he stepped toward the unconscious male and knelt down next to him” to perform oral sex for “approximately 10 seconds.” Had the security guard not walked in, he said, he likely “would have sucked on the victim’s penis for a couple minutes more.”
Banegas admitted that he knew his actions were wrong, but he was so “turned on” by the “attractive” victim that he just “couldn’t help himself.”
This doesn’t quite jibe with what the security guard reported, however. According to him, when he walked into the bathroom, Banegas’ swimsuit was around his ankles and he had “a full erection.” The guard added that Banegas was “appearing to begin having anal sex” with the man.
The victim, who remained unconscious throughout the attack, says he is “unable to recall any other incidents that took place inside the restroom.”
Banegas is scheduled to be sentenced in August after pleading guilty to attempted sexual assault and coercion charges on April 14. He remains free on $100,000 bond.