An East Naples man accused of raping an acquaintance reportedly mocked her, saying there would be no evidence because the assault took place in a pool.
When confronted by Collier detectives, Brian Cecere, 53, denied knowing the victim and said it was impossible for him to rape someone because of prior steroid abuse that made it impossible for him to have sex, according to an arrest report.
The victim told deputies she was leaving a billiards bar around 1 a.m. in mid-August when an acquaintance she knew only as "Brian" offered to walk her home. Once they reached a dark spot on Sandpiper Bay Boulevard, the woman said he punched her in the head, pulled her hair and ordered her to come home with him, an arrest report said.
Once at his home, the woman said Cecere pulled makeup from her bag and told her she would look pretty with it on. He then took her to the pool and ordered her to take her clothes off, according to the report.
When she refused, Cecere hit her, she said. She finally complied in fear of her safety and got into the pool with Cecere, reports said.
Cecere then raped the woman and kissed and bit her neck, despite her pleas to stop, according to the report. In hopes of escaping, the woman asked Cecere if she could call a friend to join them. After calling the friend, Cecere told the victim "he did not care if she reported the incident because all of the evidence would be washed away in the pool," according to a deputy's report.
The victim then left with her friend and reported the assault to the Sheriff's Office.
In September, detectives met with Cecere, who denied knowing the woman and claimed his steroid abuse prevented him from sexual capabilities.
Detectives sent samples from the woman and from Cecere to a crime lab in mid-September, reports said. On Jan. 1, swabs taken from the woman's neck showed saliva from both Cecere and the victim on the victim's neck.
Cecere, of the 1500 block of Sandpiper Street, was arrested Thursday by Collier deputies. He faces a charge of sexual battery and remains at the Naples Jail Center in lieu of a $75,000 bond.