11/15/2012 06:03 pm ET

Robert Langshultz, Staten Island Man, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting FEMA Inspector After Sandy

A Staten Island man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female FEMA inspector who visited his home after Hurricane Sandy.

Upon knocking on his door to inspect the home's condition, The New York Post reports 53-year-old Robert Langshultz allegedly threw the woman "against a wall, tried to kiss her and grabbed her breasts and buttocks." The woman eventually escaped to alert authorities.

The inspector has been identified as a 49-year-old employed at PB Disaster Services, a government contracted company.

Langshultz has been charged with sexual assault and forcible touching.

Shocked neighbors described Langshultz as a hardworking, "terrific" man.

FEMA has not commented on the matter. A spokesperson for PB Disaster says she was not aware of policies regarding inspectors visiting sites alone.


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