Sarasota man charged with sexual battery; Detectives believe there could be additional victims

SARASOTA, Fla. -- November 18, 2016 -- 10 a.m.

Fernando A. Palomino, 45, of 3360 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, has been charged with three (3) counts of sexual battery on a child 12 years of age or older but less than 18, after he inappropriately touched a 16 year old girl.

The sexual battery occurred in the afternoon of October 15, 2016 in the backroom of the Inkanto Peruvian restaurant, 4141 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 16, Sarasota.  Palomino was the victim’s employer.  She advised Palomino became flirtatious with her and told her he was a massage therapist before sexually battering her.

Detectives believe there could be additional victims.  Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Sarasota Police Detective Dustin Luciano at 941-363-5827.


Fernando A. Palomino, 45

Fernando A. Palomino, 45