Allegria Hotel Rape Allegations Under Investigation


Allegria Hotel (Photo credit: Rashed Mian)

The Long Beach Police Department confirmed Thursday that it is investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a popular waterfront hotel over Memorial Day weekend.


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Police said a woman told authorities that she was raped at Allegria Hotel early Saturday morning.

“Long Beach Police Department detectives executed a search warrant and have also conducted extensive interviews with people that were present that night—staff and patrons,” said police spokesman Sgt. Eric Cregeen.

Cregeen said he couldn’t comment on specific details because of the sensitive nature of the case. He did not say when the woman came forward with the allegations.

“Given the sensitive nature of this crime we can’t comment any further or do anything that might identify our alleged victim,” Cregeen added.

The general manager of Allegria, Mike Witte, told the Press that the hotel has given the police everything they’ve asked for and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

He said the hotel learned of the alleged rape early Saturday morning.

The alleged rape victim was at the hotel late Friday and into Saturday morning because she was attending a rooftop event at the hotel Friday night, which featured a live band, Witte said. It’s unclear if she was staying at the hotel.

“We are cooperating with the Long Beach Police Department,” he added. “We’ve always had a very positive relationship with LBPD; we have furnished them everything that they’ve subpoenaed and asked for, and as the investigation is ongoing we can’t really comment.”

Cregeen added: “The Allegria hotel has been very cooperative with our investigation.”

Citing unnamed sources, CBS News reported that the hotel handed over surveillance video to police, that showed eight men entering and exiting the room where the incident allegedly occurred.

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