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Tattoo artist Louis Augustin accused of sexually assaulting woman

Police say man assaulted 31-year-old woman who was getting tattoo

Police say Louis Augustin sexually assaulted a woman who was getting a tattoo from him.
Police say Louis Augustin sexually assaulted a woman who was getting a tattoo from him.

DORAL, Fla. – A South Florida tattoo artist is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was getting a tattoo.

Miami-Dade police said Thursday that Louis Augustin, 35, was arrested on a charge of sexual battery.

Detective Daniel Ferrin said Augustin, a self-employed tattoo artist, sexually assaulted a 31-year-old woman who was getting a tattoo Wednesday night.

According to the arrest report, the woman was laying on her side with her pants down while getting tattooed when Augustin sexually assaulted her.

Ferrin said the woman was able to get away and call police. Ferrin said Augustin fled but was eventually caught and arrested.

Augustin is a registered sex offender. Ferrin said he has committed a similar crime in the past.

Police are asking any other customers of Augustin who may have been assaulted to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.