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Unlicensed Laser Hair Tech Accused Of Licking Female Patients
The owner of a laser hair clinic in Glendale is accused of licking and inappropriately touching numerous patients. And as it turns out, he's apparently not even licensed to practice laser hair removal.Antonio Nozar, 48, is the owner of Smooth Skin Laser Clinic, located at E. Broadway and N Adams Street in Glendale, CBS Los Angeles reports. Police began looking into Nozar’s business after a woman contacted them in August of 2015 and accused Nozar of molesting her during an appointment. She said that at one point, Nozar licked her private areas. Further investigation turned up a woman who had accused Nozar of inappropriate behavior in 2009, though a lack of evidence caused the district attorney’s office to dismiss the case. Though an arrest warrant had been issued for Nozar in June, he was not immediately arrested, the L.A. Times reports. Then, another woman came forward and reported inappropriate behavior on Nozar’s part on August 12.
She said that Nozar touched inappropriately, then licked her private area. She said she heard him unbuckling his belt, so she sat up, which is when Nozar tried to kiss her. She said she then redressed and left.
Investigators soon discovered that Nozar was not only the owner of the business, but also the business' only employee. While a relatively quick and simple process for the patient, a person does have to be licensed in order to legally practice laser hair removal. Sgt. Robert William told CBS that they also discovered Nozar was not licensed, and was instead using the name of a real doctor on his website to make it seem as though his business was legitimate.
"The doctor, identified as 76-year-old Hooshang Tabibian, was reportedly receiving money from Nozar for his name to be used. However, he never met or consulted with any of the victims that have come forward," Sgt. Robert William said.
Nozar was arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for Tabibian. A sign on the clinic's door claims the business is closed because Hozar is "sick in emergency."
Police are asking anyone else who has had similar encounters with Nozar to call 818-548-4991.
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