ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — A St. Petersburg couple was arrested over the weekend for sexually battering a woman after luring her to their apartment, according to police.

St. Petersburg police said Friday evening, Alec Farwell, 34, and Gracie Mowery, 26, befriended a group of women while out in downtown.

According to investigators, the couple invited the group to their complex at 1 a.m. Saturday to go swimming in their pool.

However, while the rest of the women were socializing, Farwell carried one of them to his apartment where he and Mowery sexually battered her, police said.

Mowery allegedly assisted by holding down the victim during the assault, according to police.

The woman was able to escape and called police.

Officers said Farwell and Mowery were both charged with sexual battery. Mowery also was charged with false imprisonment.