THORNVILLE – A Nebraska man is being held in the Licking County Justice Center in lieu of $75,000 bond after reportedly raping a fellow concertgoer over the weekend.
Daniel B. Romisch, 26, last known address 1019 Avenue North, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, was charged with first-degree felony rape in Licking County Common Pleas Court Monday.
According to court records, Romisch is accused of taking a woman out of a tent into a grassy area and engaging in sexual conduct.
Witnesses told police the woman appeared to not be moving, had her eyes shut and was “limp,” according to court records.
Several witnesses attempted to chase Romisch, but lost him and flagged down police.
Police officers indicated the woman appeared disoriented when they made contact with her, according to court records.
Romisch agreed to a voluntary interview with police after he was located and told officers he had been drinking and dancing with the victim when she “jumped on him, wrapped her legs around him and he carried her out of the tent,” according to a statement of facts.
Several witnesses told officers Romisch had been holding the victim up while they were dancing and “kept trying to put her legs around him and (her) legs kept falling limp,” according to court records.
Magistrate Matthew George set Romisch’s bond at $75,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the victim.
The case will be reviewed by a grand jury in the coming weeks for possible indictment.