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Affidavit: Man arrested for attempted sex assault hid in bathroom stall of office building

A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault that happened inside a women's bathroom at a Centennial office building, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

CENTENNIAL — The man who was arrested for attempted sexual assault following an incident at a Centennial office building hid in a women's bathroom stall to peek at women, an arrest affidavit revealed.

Scott Parker Deering Buchanan was arrested Tuesday in connection with the attack that happened inside a bathroom at a Kaiser Permanente office building located at 5555 E. Arapahoe Road, a spokesperson for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies responded to the office just before 6 p.m Tuesday. The alleged victim, a Kaiser Permanente employee, said she came out of a bathroom stall and the suspect exited another stall and pushed her. She told deputies she pushed the suspect and he fell down on to his back pulling her with him.

She said the suspect punched her and yelled, "I'm going to kill you," an arrest affidavit says. She was able to escape the bathroom and yell for help, according to the affidavit. Other employees took photos and video of Buchanan as he left the scene, the affidavit says.

According to the affidavit, in one of those videos, Buchanan is heard saying, "I groped that lady, okay" and "it's not me, I'm on meth."

Buchanan was arrested shortly after the incident as he was trying to get back to his residence, according to the sheriff's office. In an interview with a detective, Buchanan said "he was in the women's restroom to peek under the stalls as women were going to the bathroom," the affidavit says.

Jail records show he's being held on $100,000 cash bond. If released on bond, Buchanan would be required to be monitored by GPS. Buchanan has a criminal history that includes arrests for sexual assault, theft, and failing to register as a sex offender, the affidavit says.

9NEWS reached out to Kaiser Permanente and was provided the following statement.

"The safety of our members and staff is our top priority and we are committed to maintaining and promoting safe environments in all of our facilities," a spokesperson for Kaiser Permanente said in a statement. "We are cooperating with law enforcement and have no further information to share, as this is an ongoing investigation."