Electric Cowboy Bouncer Charged With Rape; Underage Girl Said He Told Her She Owed Favor For Getting Her Drinking Bracelet

Friday, June 21, 2013
Roy Harrison Cross
Roy Harrison Cross

A bouncer at the Electric Cowboy on Brainerd Road is facing charges after an underage girl said he raped her behind a dumpster after telling her she owed him for getting drinking bracelets for her and her friend.

Roy Harrison Cross, 41, is charged with rape and two counts of delinquency of a minor.

In the incident on June 10, police interviewed the girl at Skyview Hospital in Cleveland.

She said she and her girlfriend went to the Chattanooga club and found that "Harrison," the usual door man, was not at the door. She said he had let them in as 21 year olds on many prior occasion so they could drink alcohol.

The girl said they paid as 18-year-olds, then they saw "Harrison" inside the club and he got bracelets for them. Then he walked away.

She said at about 1 a.m. she was walking toward the restroom when "Harrison" grabbed her and told her to come with him. She said she asked why and where they were going. She said he took her down a dark hallway and out the back door to the dumpsters.

The girl said he then took her behind the dumpsters and around another wall. She said he then trapped her between his arms and told her she owed him for getting her the bracelets. She said she told him "no" and said she would give the bracelets back.

She said he again told her that she owed him and he ordered her to drop her skirt. She said when she again said "no" and refused, he forced her down to give him oral sex. She said she began to get sick and gag.

The girl said he told her he was not done, then he pulled up her skirt and had sex with her.

She said afterward she ran back into the club and found her friend. She said she became sick as they were driving up the highway and they had to pull over. She then told the friend what had happened.  

She later picked Cross out of a photo lineup.

  


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