Woman claimed Steven Zelich tried to rape her
New police documents are shedding light into Steven Zelich's past and the incident that may have cost him his career as a West Allis police officer.
West Allis Police released an incident report Tuesday which states a woman claimed Zelich tried to rape her. The incident happened back in 2001. Zelich was never charged and the woman was handed over to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department after police found she had a prostitution warrant in Winnebago County.
According to police records, back in 2001, Zelich met a 22-year-old woman outside a bar downtown. The woman agreed to go his West Allis home with him. The woman said she did not demand money and never promised to have sex.
When she questioned him about the handcuffs she said, "He went ballistic, I was trying to get out of his room but he would not let me get out."
According to the incident report, the woman asked, "Are you going to kill me?" Zelich responded, "Are you going to have sex with me?" The woman replied, "I'll do whatever you want, I have condoms in my purse."
She said Zelich let her go to her purse and was went to get her a glass of water, that's when she escaped.
She ran to the apartment complex across the street partially dressed and knocked on doors. A man opened and called police.
Police said her knee was bloody when they found her but there were no marks on her neck.
Police found $146 tucked into her hair. She told police $125 was given to her by Zelich, the rest was hers. She gave the money back and kept the rest.