On Sunday morning, a 37-year-old woman at Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey was assaulted in a fire stairwell.

Her attacker, John Aleksiejczyk, 44, of Philadelphia approached his victim while she was looking for her friend. The California woman’s friend had lost her Diamond Club card and Aleksiejczyk offered to help her get a new one. However, the card had been left in a slot machine, according to Sgt. Monica McMenamin.

Once inside the stairwell, “she knew she was in danger,” McMenamin said. “The victim attempted to escape, (but) the suspect began to choke and sexually assault (her).”

Casino employee, Rodney Menz, was coming downstairs when he heard the victim’s screams.

“He immediately called security, who responded instantly. We were really impressed by their response.”

Security supervisors Anthony Morris and J.P. Singh stopped the attack and captured Aleksiejczyk until Police took him into custody.

The victim was treated at the City Campus of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and was released.

The attacker was charged with aggravated sexual assault and is held at the Atlantic County jail on $250,000 bail.

This was not Aleksiejczyk’s first casino arrest. He pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree child abuse charge stemming from a Jan. 2, 1998 incident at Resorts Atlantic City. That attack involved a 15-year-old Canadian girl wandering the casino floor in search of her parents after midnight.

Aleksiejczyk received five years’ probation under a plea agreement.

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Tamika M. Murray


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