A Perth restaurant owner and his friend have faced court charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in a toilet block as well as several other alleged sex attacks.
Police allege Alberto Nicoletti, 29, and Vincenzo Mineo, 36, befriended a woman, aged in her 20s, at The Lookout bar during the evening on March 14.
They then allegedly lured her to a disabled cubicle on The Esplanade in Scarborough where they sexually assaulted her.
Camera IconAlberto Nicoletti, 29, has been charged with several offences. Instagram Credit: Supplied
Camera IconPolice released video footage of the arrests. WA Police Force via NCA NewsWire Credit: Supplied
“During their investigation, sex assault squad detectives were also contacted by other women who were allegedly sexually assaulted by the same men,” police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The men were charged with a total of 15 offences and faced Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Mr Nicoletti, who lives in the affluent suburb of South Perth, is the owner of popular eatery Lago Di Como Restaurant.
He is accused of sexually offending against five other women, in addition to the alleged incident in Scarborough, with one charge dating back to 2016 in Como.
Camera IconMr Nicoletti has been accused of sexually offending against six women. Instagram Credit: Supplied
He is also facing allegations of sexual offending in South Perth and a bar in Northbridge.
Mr Nicoletti has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent, four counts of sexual penetration without consent and two counts of indecent assault.
He also faces one count each of deprivation of liberty, aggravated indecent assault and no authority to drive.
The businessman was refused bail and remanded in custody to face court again on October 21.
Camera IconPolice say their investigation is ongoing. WA Police Force via NCA NewsWire Credit: Supplied
Mr Mineo, who lives in West Perth, has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent, and one count each of sexual penetration without consent and aggravated indecent assault.
He was also remanded in custody and will face court again on August 26.
Police say their investigation is ongoing and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.Internet Explorer Channel Network