Woman sexually assaulted at spa in upscale NC mall, police say
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — The woman who says she was sexually assaulted at a SouthPark Mall spa is speaking out about the experience now that the suspect has been criminally charged.
“I don’t want anyone else to get into a vulnerable situation,” said Patricia, whose full name WBTV chose not to disclose because she is named as a sexual assault victim.
Patricia said she went to Southpark that day in September to walk around and buy some cosmetics.
She said 34-year-old Lior Turkia convinced her to try a face mask at Spa Paris where he was working. On a social media page with his name, Turkia talks about the opening of Spa Paris and his excitement.
But now, he faces several charges, including sexual battery and indecent exposure, after what Patricia says happened in a back room while she was receiving the mask treatment.
Arrest warrants issued in late October said Turkia exposed his private parts, straddled