Key West, Florida— A man accused in Florida of forcing women to perform oral sex on him at his hotel has been charged with felony kidnapping, police said Friday.
Key West Police said on Twitter that they have charged Robert J. Hightower, 57, with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery.
Hightower’s lawyer, William Brown, told the Tampa Bay Times that Hightowers charges were an attempt to intimidate the woman and her family.
“It’s not just me,” Brown said.
“They have been threatened.
It’s a big deal.
The charges are a big, big deal.”
Hightowers arrest comes as Florida is preparing to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 6.
The Florida State University football team announced that a former player would be on the field during halftime of the national championship game, the first in-person Super Bowl appearance since 1999.