SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A one-time girlfriend is defending a door to door salesman accused of raping a customer.
David Smith was arrested Friday accused of sexually attacking a woman during a business call.
But according to this out of state woman, Smith isn’t that type of person.
“He's never been accused of anything like this before,” says Cindy who didn’t want her last name revealed. “He's been going door to door for years and years and years he's never ever had anything like this ever accused towards him.”
But last week, Layton police arrested the traveling salesman accusing him of raping a customer.
Smith claims it was consensual.
According to police, the victim claims he came into the house, asked for water and sexually attacked her.
“They did have a relationship before hand,” says Cindy. “She did know him and meet him before."
The one-time girlfriend claims she and the accused were still seeing each other and is angry with him. But she's coming to his defense because she claims there's evidence that may tell a different story. She says Smith and the woman were calling one another.
“He is a lady's man,” she says. “He does … like girls. He likes girls a lot. But not like that."
And she also wonders why Smith would identify himself to the woman, as police claim, before attacking her.
"He's not somebody that would go out and do something as horrid as that,” the woman says. “And I believe that being falsely accused of rape is just horrible."
A spokesman for the police department
was unaware that the victim and Smith were communicating by phone prior to the attack. For now, he says detectives plan to screen the case soon with prosecutors for possible charges.