A Glendale man is in custody on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman at a piercing shop earlier this month, authorities said.
On April 5, Virgil Joseph Madrid, 40, was in a piercing booth and piercing a woman’s nose and lip when she asked about a genital piercing, a police document filed with the court said.
The woman told police Madrid then began touching her inappropriately and did not stop when she told him to, the probable cause statement said.
The woman told police that Madrid then exposed himself and sexually assaulted her, the filing said.
The woman told police she left in shock and fear and that her friends urged her to contact the police. She was given a photo lineup and pointed out Madrid as the man who assaulted her, the document said.
She then called Madrid, who admitted to the sexual acts and admitted that he was wrong, the filing said.
Madrid was taken into custody April 6 and faces three counts of sexual assault.
He has a previous conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is on probation.
The filing did not provide information on the name or location of the shop. Glendale police spokeswoman Officer Tracey Breeden did not readily provide information.