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Civil Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Against Seacrets

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- One of Ocean City's most popular clubs and bars finds itself in the midst of a federal civil lawsuit. A woman claims security at Seacrets did nothing to prevent an attack on her that occurred during Memorial Day weekend in 2008.

Court documents show the woman claims that she was removed from Seacrets by security for being overly intoxicated.  She asked to be let back in to gather personal belongings and reunite with friends but security refused her requests, according to her lawsuit. 

She left and returned to about a half hour later to a parking lot a few yards from the club. It there that she was assaulted for several minutes before being dragged behind a building a raped by a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Lorenzo Ivan Garcia-Moreno.

The suit was filed because the woman and her attorney claim that Seacrets' security failed to notice the attack taking place and did not intervene to stop it.  Seacrets said removing drunk people from the bar is a common occurrence and it is not responsible for what happens outside its doors or for the actions of Garcia-Moreno.

Garcia-Moreno is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for the attack. The case is expected to last a least a week in Baltimore.

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