Carl Lee Wilt, a Miami Metro Mover Supervisor from Cutler Bay, Florida was arrested last week for allegedly kidnapping and raping an unidentified 25-year-old Brazilian woman who was visiting the city for the 2016 Ultra Music Festival.
Wilt, 41, reportedly locked the nearly unconscious woman in the station’s ground-level utility room for almost 20 minutes before authorities were alerted. He is being held without bond at Metro West Detention Center. News sources did not specify an attorney for Wilt.
The incident allegedly started on March 19 at 9:30 p.m at Metro Mover’s Park West station, which is two blocks northwest of Bayfront Park, the location of the 2016 Ultra Music Festival. The woman involved in the incident was highly inebriated at the time, sources indicate. She was reportedly prevented from boarding the free public transit at Metro Mover’s Park West station because of her altered state.
According to the police report, Wilt, while dressed in his transit supervisor uniform, picked the woman up and carried her to the utility room. He allegedly raped her for 20 minutes before authorities arrived.
A concerned witness who claims to have seen Wilt carry the woman to the utility room took 15 minutes to find a police officer, sources say. The officer tried to open the door to the utility room, but Wilt is believed to have used his Metro Mover’s key to lock himself inside the room with the woman. It reportedly took the officer five minutes of knocking before Wilt unlocked the steel door.
The officer claims Wilt had his trouser zipper open and was alone with the unconscious woman inside the room. The arrest report states that Wilt admitted to having sex with the woman, but he stopped when she soiled herself.
The woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for evaluation, but it is still unclear what substances she had taken before the alleged sexual assault. She later told detectives that she did not know Wilt and couldn’t recall any details of their encounter.
Wilt has been an employee of the Department of Transportation and Public Works since November 2003. He was fired without pay immediately after his arrest and faces charges for kidnapping and sexual battery on a person who was physically incapacitated.
During a first-appearance court session on Monday, Miami-Dade Judge Nushin Sayfie ordered Wilt to be held without bond. News sources say the judge made remarks on video blaming the music festival and the victim of the alleged rape.
“This is why we shouldn’t let our kids go to Ultra—right here,” Judge Nushin Sayfie said as she examined the court files. This was just one of several incidents to take place at the festival this year. Adam Levine, a 21-year-old University of Miami student, died at an area hospital on March 18 after suffering a medical emergency at Ultra.
The Ultra Music Festival is one of the biggest three-day music festivals in the world, drawing thousands of electronic dance music fans. The event is infamous for its drug, sexual assault, and sometimes even death cases.