May 18, 2022

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A Culpeper nail salon operator has been billed with misdemeanor sexual battery in an alleged incident March 17 in the shop in the 15100 block of Montanus Dr.

Pham “Charlie” Chuong Ngoc Tran, 50, of Culpeper is accused of inappropriately touching a woman client devoid of her consent or authorization, in accordance to a information release Friday afternoon from Culpeper Master Law enforcement Officer J.C. Cole, company spokesperson.

On March 18, the division began obtaining experiences about a Facebook article built by the administrator of a personal group on behalf of an anonymous female subject. The nameless woman alleged she had been assaulted at a nearby nail salon by the proprietor.

A number of posters alleged having related encounters with the exact salon proprietor. During the morning, citizens attained out to officers as effectively as messaging the CPD Fb web page, Cole stated.

Later on on March 18, the nameless woman contacted law enforcement directly and filed a report. As a end result of this investigation, Ngoc Tran was charged, arrested and held in the Culpeper County jail.

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Law enforcement mentioned it was determined the documented victim was a consumer at the salon on March 17 when Ngoc Tran was her nail technician.

She experienced a late day appointment that ran past the close of enterprise, Cole reported. Just after ending operate on her nails, Ngoc Tran led the target into a personal again room absent from her companion. When she attempted to leave, the incident of alleged sexual battery occurred. The lady was ready to leave the location with her companion devoid of more incident.

This was not her very first suspicious conversation with Ngoc Tran but it was the 1st alleged battery, police stated. Primarily based on allegations produced for the duration of the investigation, it is feasible other feasible victims exist.

Everyone who would like to file a report is encouraged to do so by getting in touch with 540/727-7900 or [email protected] This an energetic and on-going investigation. Everyone with details about this incident is requested to simply call Det. Tim Sisk at 540/829-5535. Callers can remain anonymous calling Culpeper Crime Solvers at 540/727-0300 or at culpeperpd.org.