Sarasota man arrested for sexual battery of a child

Posted at 10:34 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 19:07:27-05

A Sarasota man is behind bars after he was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery on a child. 

Fernando A. Palomino, 45, reportedly told his 16-year-old restaurant employee that he was a massage therapist before he sexually battered her. 

The victim told police that Palomino had become flirtatious with her before he abused her. 

Palomino works at the Inkanto Peruvian Restaurant located on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

Detectives think there could be additional victims.

If you have any information on this case, Sarasota Police Detective Dustin Luciano wants to talk to you. Please call him at 941-363-5827.

"We feel that it's important for us to release this information to guarantee that there aren't any other victims out there," said Luciano.