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Woman attending Ultra raped by Metromover supervisor, cops say

Scenes from the last day of Ultra Music Festival

Crowds enjoy the music at the last day of the Ultra Music Festival Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Bayfront Park in Miami.
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Crowds enjoy the music at the last day of the Ultra Music Festival Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Bayfront Park in Miami.

A Metromover supervisor dragged an unconscious Ultra Music Festival goer into a train station utility room, then raped her, according to a Miami-Dade arrest affidavit.

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Carl Lee Wilt, 41, of Cutler Bay remained in Miami West Detention Center Monday morning after his Sunday arrest on charges of kidnapping and sexual battery on a physically incapacitated victim. Wilt’s arrest apparently stemmed from alert witnesses around the Park West station in downtown Miami.

According the report, Metromover employees felt that the woman, a 22-year-old Brazilian in town for Ultra, appeared too drunk to ride. A witness later saw Wilt, in uniform while working a supervisor shift, unlock the station’s utility room and haul the now-unconscious woman into it.

After the witness told police what he had seen, officers went to the utility room. Unsure of what was occurring inside, they waited five minutes outside the locked door.

When the door opened, police say, Wilt’s zipper was open and the woman was unconscious on the floor. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

When she was able to talk again, she told investigators through a translator she had not given consent for sexual contact to anyone.

The affidavit says Wilt later admitted to police he believed the woman /was too intoxicated to form rational thought, let alone consent, yet still took her into the utility room where he raped her.

An online search of Miami-Dade County Criminal Courts from 2004 to present turned up a 2011 a misdemeanor battery charge against Wilt for an incident involving his then-wife, Yaeliz Wilt. Charges were dismissed. Almost exactly a year ago, Yaeliz Wilt, an officer with Miami-Dade police, was arrested on charges with false imprisonment, felony domestic battery/strangulation and misdemeanor battery after being accused of attacking her husband. But she wasn’t prosecuted.

"The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works holds its employees to the highest standards for professional public administrators,” Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works Director Alice Bravo said in a statement. “We expect all employees to serve our residents and visitors with professionalism and respect. “Because this incident is currently under investigation, the department cannot comment further and refers all questions to the Miami-Dade Police Department."

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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