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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-089

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 5, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Sexual Battery Investigation

    Woman assaulted in bathroom.
    • Thursday
    • March 1, 2012
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Checkers
    • 603 Martin Luther King Boulevard
    • Seffner, FL


    Vongkoth Lay Vorasan
    DOB: 4/08/1981
    16815 Hawkridge Road
    Lithia, FL


    • Sexual Battery (2 Counts)


    • Confidential


    On March 01, 2012, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a female employee was working at Checkers Restaurant, 603 Martin Luther King Blvd, in Seffner when her general manager Vongkoth Vorasan allegedly followed her into the bathroom and sexually assaulted her. Vorasan continued assaulting the victim until he was interrupted by someone knocking on the bathroom door.

    The following day at approximately 4:30 p.m., Vorasan sexually assaulted the victim a second time in the restaurant. This time the victim used her cell phone to record the attack and could be heard telling the Vorasan, "NO" and Vorasan threatening her.

    On March 3, 2012, at 1045 p.m., detectives arrested Vongkoth Vorasan while at work and charged him with two counts of sexual battery. During an interview with detectives, Vorasan admitted to sexually assaulting the victim.

    Vorasan was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.
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