During the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match weekend, there seems to have been a whole other kind of match going on in the bathroom at the MGM Grand hotel. 22-year old Gustavo Banegas plead guilty for sexually assaulting a drunken straight male who was passed out, according to The Smoking Gun.
The victim, a Utah man vacationing with his wife, was attending the “Wet Republic” pool party, a popular MGM-hosted shindig. According to police reports, Banegas was celebrating his birthday with family and friends.
The assault happened in the bathroom adjacent to the entrance into the pool party. The venue has many pools, bars, bungalows and cabanas, making transgressions like this easily unnoticed. When a hotel security guard walked into the bathroom, he found Banegas attempting to have anal sex with an unresponsive “white male adult.”
After being questioned, Benegas said that he found the passed-out victim sitting on the toilet with his shorts pulled down to his ankles. After lifting the man off the toilet and onto the floor, he said he “saw the unconscious male’s penis and was immediately turned on so he began to masturbate while standing next to the sink.”
Banegas then admitted that he was “so turned on sexually he stepped toward the unconscious male and knelt down next to him” and performed oral sex for approximately ten seconds. While he knew the actions were wrong, he told police officers that he was turned on and attracted to the victim and “couldn’t help himself.”
The detective asked him later what would have happened had the security officer not entered the bathroom (which Benegas thought was locked), to which he responded, “I would have sucked on the victim’s penis for a couple minutes more.”
According to statements from the victim, he was sitting on the toilet when Benegas entered the bathroom and started making advances. As soon as he started stroking his penis, the victim says, he pushed his hand away then later passed out and was unable to recall the other incidents.
Benegas, a Florida resident, pled guilty to attempted sexual assault and coercion charges. He remains free on $100,000 bond.