Bouncer charged in Sixth Street bar sexual assault

Willie Harvey, 44, in a previous mugshot (APD Photo)
Willie Harvey, 44, in a previous mugshot (APD Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A woman out celebrating her birthday told officers she was sexually assaulted by a bouncer at the New York New York bar on Sixth Street, according to an affidavit for the bouncer’s arrest.

The suspect, identified as Willie Curtis Harvey, 43 — who is not in custody — told police he had sex with the woman on Feb. 25. The victim said he approached her at the bar, located at 222 E 6th St., saying she needed to put her drink down because she was not 21; however, if she kissed him he would let it go. She said she “denied the request and the employee walked away.”

Police say Harvey approached her again and grabbed her hand leading her to a room in the back of the bar. In an interview with officers, the victim said she told Harvey she did not want to go with him and wanted to stay with her friends. He did not listen to her and brought her over to a couch in the room, the affidavit continued. She immediately “knew where this was going,” telling police she believed he was about to sexually assault her.

When Harvey asked her if she was okay with this, the victim replied she did not want to have sex with him. The victim says Harvey then sexually assaulted her. She told police she was crying the whole time and repeatedly told him to stop.

After he left the office, the victim was found by her friends crying. She went from the bar to a hospital where she was interviewed by a detective with the sex crimes unit.

Police say Harvey was fired from New York New York amid the sexual assault investigation.

KXAN checked into Harvey’s criminal background, and found he has never been convicted of a crime but has been arrested three times.

  • 1994 – Unlawful carrying of a weapon
  • 2006 – Possession of prohibited weapon
  • 2008 – Possession of marijuana (2008 dismissal after serving 3 months in jail)

The contact person listed on the bar sign in front of the business referred KXAN to an attorney. That attorney said she did not have time to talk.

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