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Bloomington man allegedly threatens woman, her roommates after going to a bar



William Bellehumeur, 27, is being held on preliminary charges of sexual battery and intimidation.

Bellehumeur allegedly threatened three people early Wednesday morning at a home near College Mall Road. He also allegedly groped a 19-year-old roommate.

The roommates told the police the incident happened this way: The 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old roommate were at a bar on Kirkwood Avenue on Wednesday. 

The roommates separated sometime after 2 a.m. The 21-year-old texted her roommate to ask where she was, and the roommate stated she was with a friend. 

When the 21-year-old woman arrived back to their home near College Mall Road, she was met by Bellehumeur, who introduced himself as the 19-year-old roommate’s friend. 

Under the impression he was the 19-year-old’s friend, she offered to let him stay the rest of the night on their couch since it was late. 

The 21-year-old went to the 19-year-old roommate’s room and found her laying on the bed. The 21-year-old locked the woman's bedroom door and went to her own bedroom and locked her door. 

The 21-year-old then heard rattling on her door. After asking who it was, Bellehumeur answered, stating it was him. She told him it was time for him to leave. 

“If you don’t let me in, I will kill you and your roommates,” Bellehumeur allegedly said.

The 21-year-old armed herself with a knife and called the Bloomington Police Department. Police arrived at about 3:30 a.m. 

Upon arrival, police met the 21-year-old at the back door of the home and saw Bellehumeur attempt to open the second floor balcony. After failing, he tried to run out the front door. The police caught him.

Police questioned Bellehumeur, and he stated that he groped the 19-year-old woman outside of her clothing while she was asleep in her bed, and that she was not aware of the physical contact. 

The third roommate, who had been in her room, said she didn’t hear a threat from the man; she only heard his voice.

Police stated Bellehumeur was under the influence of alcohol. 

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