Glendale Police headquarters
Glendale Police Headquarters. Courtesy of the department

A barber has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery of a male customer at a salon in Glendale, and authorities Tuesday urged other possible victims to contact police.

Rey Domingo, 61, of Glendale was arrested on April 1 and booked on suspicion of sexual battery, according to the Glendale Police Department. He was released on bond the following day.

The investigation began on March 2, when police were contacted regarding a sexual battery that had just occurred at a hair salon in the 100 block of South Artsakh Avenue, police said.

“During the investigation it was learned that the adult male victim attended the salon with an appointment to get his hair cut by a barber whom he’d gone to for years,” police said in a statement.

“…After the haircut, the barber offered the male a massage, which he had never done before,” the statement continued. “During the massage, the barber touched the male’s genitalia when the male explicitly told him not to. The victim then pulled away, paid for his haircut, and left the salon.”

Police urged anyone who may have been victimized by Domingo to call detectives at 818-548-3106. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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