Homer man accused of sexually assaulting woman in parking lot

A Homer man was arrested following accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman in a parking lot.

Charles Torzillo, 40, faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault, one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree assault.

He was arrested by Homer Police officers after the Homer Police dispatch received a 911 report from a woman who said Torzillo had sexually assaulted her in the Homer City Hall parking lot, according to a police affidavit filed in Homer court.

When officers arrived she told police she may have been drugged, police reported in the court documents. The woman identified Torzillo when he arrived back at the parking lot by taxi, police said. Two officers questioned Torzillo about details of the incident and collected a small brass container with white powder residue, according to court documents. He also provided officers with a sample of his breath to a portable device that indicated a very high breath alcohol concentration, police reported.

Torzillo was held in custody at the Homer jail until his bail hearing was held on April 14. Bail was set at $10,000 and he was released under house arrest with electronic monitoring in the custody of a relative. He is also required to use a SoberTrack Portable facial recognition machine six times per day for analysis of drug or alcohol use. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 28 in the Kenai Courthouse.