Authorities say 38-year-old Hector Ixcopal, who worked at the Days Inn on Route 59 in Nanuet and lives in a room there, allegedly entered the room of a guest shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday and began sexually assaulting the woman sleeping inside.
At some point, the woman woke up and other hotel guests came to her aid; they restrained the hotel worker until police arrived, authorities said.
Police say the victim recognized her attacker because she had encountered him in the hotel hours before the attack. She was treated at the hospital and released.
Ixcopal was charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary, all felony charges.
Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available.