Personal trainer accused of raping co-worker
Keith Karlsberg, 46, denied bond Friday
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida personal trainer was denied bond Friday after he was arrested on accusations that he raped a co-worker.
According to an arrest report, Keith Karlsberg, 46, of Boca Raton, was at a party with co-workers in Broward County on May 30 when he offered to take one of the women home after she had too much to drink.
Police said people at the party tried to stop Karlsberg from leaving with the victim, who was passed out, but he pushed two women to the ground and punched a man who tried to intervene.
Police said Karlsberg answered the victim's phone when her friends called and claimed that he was just taking her to get something to eat.
But detectives claim that Karlsberg really took the woman to a hotel where he raped her.
Police said Karlsberg admitted to having sex with the woman three times at the hotel, but said it was consensual.
"The video evidence that the state has alleged in this case, we believe is a mis-characterization of the facts, and that will be pointed out as the case progresses," said Karlsberg attorney, Alexander Strassman.
Karlsberg faces rape and kidnapping charges. He has pleaded not guilty.
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