Work Place Assault

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A Hastings man who allegedly raped a co-worker has had his case bound over to Adams County District Court.

Thirty-six-year-old Arthur Riveria Hernandez is charged with first-degree forcible sexual assault. The alleged assault happened January 12th in a storage room at ConAgra Food Company in Hastings.

The alleged victim said Hernandez would not let her leave the room until she promised not to tell anyone what had happened. She said she later told a supervisor.

The woman said she and Hernandez were acquaintances, but that their only contact was through work.

The woman said she was not injured and that Hernandez never threatened her and did not use any weapons during the alleged assault.

Hernandez remains free on bond.