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Detectives search for suspect in sexual battery at Oakland Park spa

Police searching for suspect they say sexually assaulted woman inside Oakland Park spa
Police searching for suspect they say sexually assaulted woman inside Oakland Park spa

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early-morning rape at an Oakland Park spa.

The victim reportedly told detectives that around 4:30 a.m. Monday, a man entered the business located at 3075 W. Oakland Park Blvd. and asked about massage services.

After a dispute over payment, the man allegedly started attacking the woman.

Detectives said surveillance video showed him grabbing her and pushing her into a back room where he sexually battered her. Minutes later he ran away.

Owners from adjacent businesses said they saw deputies on scene.

Shae Nicole Stanley, who owns a nearby salon, said she knows the victim and has done her hair.

“I haven’t seen her since this happened, so I don’t know anything further than that,” Stanley said. “It does get scary being that I’m right next to them. I just gotta make sure that we are all safe.”

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 male with a goatee.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Broward Sheriff’s Det. Stephanie Simmons at 954-321-4228 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


About the Author:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.