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Florida man accused of sexual assault on Strip

A Florida man was indicted Wednesday on sexual assault charges in the attack of another man in a Strip bathroom.

Gustavo Banegas, 22, faces two counts of sexual assault and one count of open or gross lewdness. He was celebrating his birthday at a pool party at Wet Republic, the MGM Grand day club, on Aug. 17 when he found another man passed out in a bathroom, authorities said.

Banegas approached the victim, also a tourist, on the toilet, moved him to the floor and performed oral and anal sex on the man, prosecutor Alicia Albritton said.

A security guard walked in and spotted the victim on the floor, while Banegas was “shifting the body of the victim,” Albritton said.

Banegas, who is being held at the Clark County Detention Center, was ordered held on $125,000 bail.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker.

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