ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - The owner of an Alamogordo hotel is behind bars, accused of stalking, sexually harassing and threatening two housekeepers.
One victim came forward in early March, the other in April, but detectives tell KRQE News 13 they didn't have enough evidence to arrest 37-year-old Vamil Chevdawala until Saturday.
According to Alamogordo Police, Chevdawala, the owner of the Super 8 located on the 3000 block of North White Sands Blvd., repeatedly tried to kiss and expose himself to the two women.
The victims told detectives Chevdawala had acted in a way that made them feel extremely uncomfortable.
The criminal complaint says he touched the women's breasts and genitals.
He also would touch himself in front of the women.
Police say on one occasion he took one of the victims into a hotel room and made her watch pornography.
"It's alarming and discouraging to most anyone that an employer would use their position of authority or power over people to their advantage," said Detective Sergeant Roger Schoolcraft of Alamogordo Department of Public Safety. "Especially toward female employees who are just trying to make a living and feed their family."
KRQE News 13 spoke with two female Super 8 employees and they were both shocked.
Both said they have worked at the hotel for nearly two years and have never had any problems with Chevdawala.
Alamogordo Detectives are continuing to investigate this case.
Chevdawala is charged with stalking, criminal sexual contact and battery.
He's being held on a $25,000 bond.
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