KEY POINTS

  • The incident took place at Erick Morillo's home in Florida
  • Both Morillo and the accuser were working as DJs at a party on Star Island 
  • After a rape kit tested positive for his DNA, the accused turned himself in

DJ Erick Morillo, a well-known international DJ, was charged with sexual battery on a Florida woman after he turned himself in to the Miami police Thursday, Aug.6.

On Dec.7, 2019, the accuser, along with another woman, went to the accused’s home for drinks after DJ’ing a party. Both Morillo and the accuser were working as DJs at a private party on Star Island in Miami Beach.

According to a report by the local news channel Local 10, the accuser told the officers that while they were in the pool, Morillo "made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature." After she refused all of his attempts, he apologized.

After having drinks with Morillo, the woman went to sleep in another room. She then woke up nude on the bed "with Mr. Morillo standing on the side of the bed, also nude." She felt "post-sex pain" and had "flashes" of the accused performing a sex act on her.

The woman immediately left the home and called 911 to report the incident. Officers arrived at Morillo’s home and collected DNA specimens. After a rape kit tested positive for his DNA, the accused turned himself in following which he was charged with sexual battery. He, however, denied the allegations.

"Mr. Morillo’s arrest is based on an incident that occurred back on December 7, 2019. Since then, Mr. Morillo has fully cooperated with the police. It is important the public understands that the police report contains mere allegations and Mr. Morillo is presumed innocent," 49-year-old Morillo’s lawyer told Page Six.

"There is more to the story than what is in the initial police report, and I look forward to sharing this evidence as I defend Mr. Morillo in court. Our system of justice requires that an accused is treated fairly and with due process. Mr. Morillo will be exercising all of his constitutional rights and I am confident when all of the evidence is presented in this case, justice will be served, and Mr. Morillo will be vindicated," he added.

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