HOUSTON—A Houston man refused to take “no” for an answer and forced himself on a female companion after the two smoked marijuana together, according to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies.
Forrest Tyler, 21, was charged with sexual assault.
The victim told investigators she and Tyler met at Blinn College and had gone out on several dates before, but their relationship was strictly platonic.
She asked him to come hang out with her on September 23 and the two of them rolled and smoked two joints together. While they were smoking, Tyler began saying things that made her uncomfortable so she asked him to leave. She made up an excuse saying she was hungry and wanted to get something to eat, investigators said.
The woman told investigators she watched Tyler walk to his car and get inside, but he never left. This, she said, made her feel even more uncomfortable.
Tyler then came back to her home saying he left his wallet behind, so she let him in so they could look for it, investigators said.
As she was looking on the couch for the missing wallet, Tyler allegedly touched her buttocks, then threw her down and began ripping off her clothes.
She started yelling “rape’ so he placed his hands over her mouth and held her down. When he pulled his pants down, he already had on a condom, investigators said.
The woman continued to fight and Tyler eventually got off of her.
She went to the hospital and was given a rape kit examination. She also sustained a scratch on her face and carpet burns on her elbows.
Tyler’s bail was set at $30,000.