Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Providence bar

This is a photo of La Braza in Providence, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a Providence bar over the weekend.

Providence police said an officer on-duty witnessed a disturbance outside of La Braza on Elmwood Avenue just after 12 a.m. Saturday.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Abel de Jesus Tiburcio, was laying on the ground and appeared to be attacked.

Maj. David Laptain said that multiple witnesses at the scene told the officer that Tiburcio had assaulted a woman inside the bar. Tiburcio was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for his injuries.

The woman later came forward and made a police report that Tiburcio assaulted her in the bathroom of the establishment, Lapatin said.

After hearing from the woman and witnesses, police arrested Tiburcio. He is currently being held without bail.

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