Sarasota man charged with 3 counts of Lewd & Lascivious Molestation

SARASOTA, FL  – March 16, 2018  

Ruslan Grushco, 44, of 1320 Boulevard of the Arts #414, Sarasota, has been charged with three (3) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation with a Victim under 12 years old.  Grushco was previously charged in February 2018 with three (3) charges of misdemeanor battery after inappropriately touching women during massage sessions. 

Following media coverage of Grushco’s arrest for battery, Sarasota Police Detectives received a call from a female victim stating that between 2000 and 2002, Grushco inappropriately touched her when she was between the ages of 10 and 12 years old in the City of Sarasota.  The victim lived with Grushco at the time of the abuse and the victim’s mother was dating and later married Grushco.

The victim told Detectives the abuse ranged from Grushco picking door locks to the victim’s bedroom to touching her inappropriately both at home and in public.

Based on the investigation, Sarasota Police Detectives have charged Grushco with three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation being that Grushco was over the age of 18 and the victim was under the age of 12 at the time.

Grushco is currently being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $150,000 bond ($50,000 bond per charge).

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Ruslan Grushco, 44, of 1320 Boulevard of the Arts #414, Sarasota, has been charged with three (3) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation with a Victim under 12 years old.