Last week, police in DeLand arrested Juan Corona-Martinez, 27, after he reportedly raped a woman in her home.
The 37-year-old victim, cannot hear or speak.
On November 18, the woman and Corona-Martinez attended a birthday party of a mutual friend. Afterwards, the suspect along with two other people went back to the victim's home, for a late dinner.
The two friends left and Corona-Martinez stayed behind, according to court documents.
...she was cooking food for Corona-Martinez in the kitchen when he approached her from behind and started kissing her neck, telling her that he liked her."
"The woman told police she kept telling Corona-Martinez that she did not want to have sex with him, but that Corona-Martinez “did not care”, forcing her into the bedroom so that they could have sex."
Following the assault, the woman threw up and Corona-Martinez fled the scene.
The following day, police were called to Florida Hospital DeLand, where the woman sought medical treatment, and a rape kit was performed.
Under questioning, Corona-Martinez initially claimed that he never touched the woman, but later changed his story, claiming the victim initiated the sex.
Corona-Martinez also admitted to being in the country illegally, according to police.