Second victim comes forward with allegations against Pensacola rape suspect

Second victim comes forward with allegations against Pensacola rape suspect

A second victim has come forward with accusations against a maintenance man accused of raping a Pensacola woman.

In March, Pensacola police arrested and charged Terry Hamilton with sexual battery and burglary.

Investigators said Hamilton used his maintenance keys to break into the woman's apartment and raped her while she was sedated.

Two days after Hamilton was arrested, a woman, who watched Channel 3's report, went to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

She told deputies Hamilton tried to rape her in 2004 while working as a maintenance man at the Palm Court Inn on Pensacola Boulevard.

She said she was only in high school at the time and was staying there because her family's home had been destroyed in a fire.

According to the report, Hamilton asked his manager for the master key so he could conduct room checks on empty rooms and asked if she wanted to tag along.

While inside one of the empty rooms, the woman told deputies Hamilton slid his hand down her pants, took off his pants, and climbed on top of her.

She said she told him to stop and fought back by biting him on the chest until he finally stopped.

She also told investigators for the next two months Hamilton continued to follow her around and tried to talk to her and get her to go into rooms with him.

Hamilton can't be charged for these new allegations because the statute of limitations has run out.

However, the State Attorney's Office has filed a motion in court to have the new accuser's allegations submitted as evidence in his pending sexual battery case.

In late October, a court hearing was held to determine if the woman's allegations against Hamilton would be admissible in this case.

The judge has yet to rule on that motion.

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