Who is Omar Delaney? Groom rapes woman in hotel hours before wedding in Las Vegas, new wife stands by him
Delaney was arrested on three counts of sexual assault and one count of lewdness
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: A man was arrested in April after Las Vegas police responded to a report that he had raped a woman in the early hours before his wedding. But his new wife is standing by him.
As per the arrest report, the bride, the groom, and other wedding attendees went out on April 19 to explore the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street. A woman told the police that she arrived in Las Vegas on that date and drank three shots of vodka that night before heading to her hotel room at the Luxor Hotel & Casino at about 11 pm. She said she felt “tipsy” but remained conscious and never felt out of control. It was after this that the groom sexually assaulted her.
Who is Omar Delaney?
As per the victim, Omar Delaney, the groom who was in town from Washington for his wedding, offered to walk her back to her room, and when they got there, he followed her into the room and began fondling her breasts. “(She) told Omar, ‘I don’t like it,’ and tried to scoot away from Omar,” the report states. “Omar responded, ‘Ok’.” As per the woman, Delaney left the room but came back a few minutes later and began removing her clothing. She shook her head, according to the report, “as if to say, ‘No’.”
Delaney then, as per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, performed a sex act on her. She also told police that she was afraid he would become violent if she continued to resist. Following this, he left the room again.
But Delaney returned for the third time. She told the police that she was trying to go to sleep when Delaney returned a few minutes later, climbed on top of her, and raped her. She also told police that he might have taken her room key out of her wallet. Reportedly, the police found the key in Delaney’s room. Cops are determined that it had been used at 12.21 am, 12.38 am, 1 am and twice at 1.29 am.
Delaney was arrested on the morning of April 20 on three counts of sexual assault and one count of lewdness. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. However, he was released on April 21 on $10,000 bail. He has a court hearing scheduled for July 26.
As per Clark County clerk’s office records, Delaney purchased a marriage license on April 18. Since his arrest, Delaney’s new wife, Tamara, is reportedly standing by him. “I’m happy to tell you everything after the trail [sic]. She verbally consented and is lying. And yes I am still by my husband's side,” she allegedly posted on Facebook.
As per reports, the victim’s statement detailing Delaney’s actions is confirmed by surveillance video and key records. DNA evidence was also collected during the investigation.