Rey C. Domingo, 61, of Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, United States was recently arrested by the Glendale Police Department. He was charged with sexual battery.
Domingo works as a barber in a hair salon on South Artsakh Avenue in Glendale. On 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2021, he gave a haircut to a male adult who had been his customers for years.
After the haircut, Domingo offered the male customer a massage, which he had never offered before. During the massage, the barber touched the client’s penis despite the objection of the latter.
The customer pulled away, paid for the haircut and left the salon. Just before 9:00 p.m., he called the police and reported the incident.
A Glendale Police Department’s assaults bureau detective went to the salon and conducted an investigation. The detective was able to obtain a confession from Domingo regarding the incident on March 2, 2021.
Just before 3:00 p.m. on April 1, 2021, Glendale Police Department‘s special enforcement detail (SED) officers arrested Domingo. On April 2, 2021, he was released on bond.
The officers are currently investigating Domingo and the possibility of having other victims. Those who have been a victim of sexual assault by the barber or know someone who has been are encouraged to call the Glendale Police Department’s assaults bureau at (818) 548-3106.
Those who wish to remain anonymous should call the Los Angeles County Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). They may also download the P3 MOBILE APP via a smartphone or go directly to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Aside from Glendale, Domingo has lived in other parts of California including San Jose, Milpitas and Sunnyvale. It has yet to be confirmed whether or not he has been fired from his job after his arrest.
Located in the southeastern San Fernando Valley, Glendale lies in the Verdugo Mountains of Los Angeles County. The city has one of the largest communities of Armenian descent in the U.S.
On April 13, 2020, Vrej Agajanian was unanimously selected by his fellow council members as the new mayor of Glendale. He is a television host, a former engineer and the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America president.