Crime

Parkland man accused of forcing a woman to touch him sexually, threatening man with machete

A nearly naked man allegedly forced a woman to touch him sexually in a Parkland parking lot and then threatened her boyfriend with a machete.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Gary Wilson, 56, with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon enhancement and fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. He was jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Wilson has two prior convictions for indecent exposure, records show.

The latest incident took place Friday as the woman walked alone through a parking lot. Wilson, nearly naked, grabbed her arm and forced her to touch him sexually, according to charging papers.

The woman broke away and ran for help. She told her boyfriend what happened and he returned to the area and found Wilson. When Wilson realized the boyfriend wanted to talk to him, he ran inside a nearby home.

When the boyfriend knocked on the front door, “the suspect answered with a machete stating, ‘What’s up. I will cut and kill you,’ ” documents state.

The boyfriend left and called 911.

Wilson allegedly answered the door for deputies with the machete raised above his head. He denied touching the victim.

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