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Report: Hotel sexual assault suspect identified by family

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Ivon Major (Source: LVMPD) Ivon Major (Source: LVMPD)
Sexual assault suspect Ivon Major, 22, is taken into custody by Las Vegas Metro police on Aug. 9, 2016. (Source: LVMPD) Sexual assault suspect Ivon Major, 22, is taken into custody by Las Vegas Metro police on Aug. 9, 2016. (Source: LVMPD)
Surveillance still of a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault at an east Valley hotel on Aug. 6, 2016. (Source: LVMPD) Surveillance still of a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault at an east Valley hotel on Aug. 6, 2016. (Source: LVMPD)
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According to an arrest report released by Las Vegas Metro police Thursday, the suspect in a violent sexual assault that took place at Boulder Station hotel and casino was identified by his mother and sister.

Police were called to the property, located at Boulder Highway and East Desert Inn Road, about 4:32 p.m. Saturday.

The victim, a maid at the property, told police she had been cleaning a guest room when a man entered and punched her in the face with a closed fist. He continued hitting her and forced her to perform a sexual act, the report stated.

The man responsible was eventually scared off by the presence of another employee and fled with the victim’s cellphone.

When police arrived, they observed evidence including a bloody towel and bloody bed sheets.  

Police released still images and surveillance video of the suspect to the media, and on Monday police were contacted by a woman named Michelle Major, who stated the man in the images was her son, Ivon Major.

Michelle Major said her son, who is known as “Tuk,” uses marijuana, cocaine and meth. She further stated she used to be a housekeeper at Boulder Station and knows who the victim is.

The identity of the suspect was then confirmed by Nicole Major, Ivon Major’s sister. She told police she was “150 percent sure” the man in the images was her brother.

Ivon Major on Tuesday was taken into custody by patrol officers in the area of East Sahara Avenue and Sloan Lane.

[READ: Arrest made in sexual assault at east Valley casino]

During an interview, Ivon Major admitted to being at Boulder Station that Saturday. He said he opened a door in the guest room and “accidentally hit the maid in the face.”

He later admitted to hitting the maid at least twice and stealing her cellphone. He eventually admitted to a sex act having taken place and told detectives that when he uses drugs, he does not have control of his actions and frequently has no memory of what he has done.

Ivon Major is charged with battery, sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery, burglary and open/gross lewdness.

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