Appeals Court Revives Woman's Hotel Rape Suit

A California appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a cleaning woman who was raped by a drunken guest for two hours at a San Diego hotel.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the appellate panel on Thursday sent the case against Pacific Pearl Hotel Management back to a local court that had dismissed the suit.

The housekeeper was in a room at Wyndham Garden San Diego when the man entered, knocked her unconscious and assaulted and raped her for two hours.

Christopher Stevens was arrested a few days later, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years to life in prison.

Stevens wasn't a hotel guest. The lawsuit said hotel employees saw him walking around with a beer but failed to immediately report him or kick him out.

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