Lorena police arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who they believe raped a woman while she was at work in late October, Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson said.
Christopher Glenn Smith, of Mexia, was arrested after a woman in her early 30s reported Smith attacked and raped her while she was working at a Lorena retail store Oct. 30. Smith turned himself in to authorities at McLennan County Jail after police received a second-degree felony warrant charging sexual assault.
Dickson said the woman knew Smith through work but they had never been romantically involved.
Police believe Smith forced himself on her in a back room of the business, then left, Dickson said.
The woman underwent a sexual assault exam, and police conducted interviews. Dickson said Smith claimed the encounter was consensual.
After receiving lab results back from the exam, police received a warrant for Smith's arrest. He remained in custody Wednesday evening with bond listed at $10,000.