MADISON (WKOW) — A Beloit man faces charges after being accused of groping a woman and battering her boyfriend who came to her defense Saturday outside a Madison bar.
David F. Rodriguez, 27, Beloit was arrested and faces charges of fourth-degree sexual assault, battery and disorderly conduct.
The woman told police that a bar patron grabbed her buttocks and then battered her boyfriend after he confronted the suspect.
The boyfriend was attacked after asking the suspect to apologize, saying what he had done was disrespectful. The suspect responded by grabbing the male victim by the neck and repeatedly punching him.
Bouncers quickly intervened, with Madison police officers on the scene shortly thereafter.
The boyfriend was taken to a hospital with facial injuries, abrasions, contusions and a sore and swollen neck, according to a Madison police incident report.