A Sandy landlord is accused of beating, raping, and trying to drown a woman who was renting a room from him — and police say she may not be the man’s only victim.
In charges and jail documents filed Wednesday, police wrote that a woman at about 2 a.m. Monday appeared on the front porch of a home near 10900 South 700 East, crying and asking for help. The resident called police, who arrived to find the woman lying on a concrete step of the porch, crying, with "many injuries" visible on her body.
The woman, 40, told police she had been kidnapped and attacked in a house around the corner. The woman had met a man she knew only as Roger — later identified as Vratislav Roger Bilek — at the Colonial Hotel in Salt Lake City, where he offered her a room to rent at his home, police wrote.
After the victim moved in Sunday, she and Bilek used methamphetamine and began to argue, police wrote. Bilek told his new tenant to leave, but she found the front door locked, police wrote. When she went back up to her room, he punched her in the face and threatened to kill her, police wrote.
In the course of the fight, Bilek choked the victim and shoved her face into a filled bathtub, trying to drown her, police wrote. He allegedly told her he wouldn’t let her out of the bathroom unless she showed her breasts to him; he then grabbed them, police wrote.
As the woman tried to run downstairs, Bilek "jumped on her back and ‘rode her’ down the stairs," investigators wrote.
Bilek then held the woman at gunpoint and threatened to kill her if she did not have sex with him, jail documents state. The victim tried to crawl away, but Bilek stabbed her in the arm, charges state.
Bilek raped the victim with multiple objects, including the handle of a sledgehammer, while the victim "begged him to stop," police wrote. She fled to the neighbor’s house as Bilek threatened to kill her, police wrote.
After the victim escaped, police searched Bilek’s home, investigators wrote. The layout of the home was as the victim described, and blood was found throughout the house, police wrote. Officers also found a sledgehammer, methamphetamine, a gun and other items the victim had described.
Bilek was charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape and three counts of object rape, all first-degree felonies; possession of a controlled substance and two counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies; and misdemeanor sexual battery.
Investigators are suspicious Bilek has attacked other women "based on the nature of this crime and how it occurred," said Sandy police Sgt. Dean Carriger. On Aug. 8, another woman was found in the neighborhood, naked and claiming she was assaulted. She claimed a man named Roger had offered her a place to stay and then beat her to unconsciousness multiple times.
"She was ... speaking in a scattered form and was not able to give a detailed statement," police wrote.
"At this point, we’re unable to substantiate any crime occurring or confirm if Mr. Bilek is even a suspect," Carriger said.
The victim in the attack alleged in Wednesday’s charges said Bilek had cameras recording several of the bedrooms in the house "and VHS tapes all over," police wrote. She said he also had ID cards and copies of ID cards of women, with their addresses, in his bedroom.
Anyone with information may call Sandy police at 801-799-3000.
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