NORWALK — The owner of a Westport Avenue beauty salon sexually assaulted a teenage boy who was dropped off for a haircut last August, according to an arrest warrant.
Karoll Angelina Jurado-Hernandez, 46, was arrested Tuesday at her salon, Khronos Beauty Salon at 250 Westport Ave., and was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
The salon was open on Wednesday and an employee hung up when a reporter called for comment.
According to the warrant, Jurado-Hernandez had been left alone with the victim and his older brother for haircuts on Aug. 24.
During the appointment, Jurado-Hernandez brought the teenager into a private room to wax his eyebrows, and asked him personal questions once they were alone, the warrant said.
Jurado-Hernandez asked the boy if he had ever waxed his chest or anywhere else and then asked if she could see, the warrant said. Jurado-Hernandez then performed an unwanted sexual act on the child, the warrant said.
The boy told his father later that night about the incident and they reported it to police, the warrant said. The investigation was later assumed by the Norwalk Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.
When detectives asked Jurado-Hernandez if she ever performed sexual acts on a client, she responded, “that was personal.”
“Angelina stated that in Colombia, there is a saying that she knows if you have sex inside your car or your business of employment that it’s bad energy. Angelina stated there is different places to engage in sex and your business isn’t one of them,” Detective Kristina La Pak wrote in the warrant.
Jurado-Hernandez later told La Pak that “everyone makes mistakes” when the detective served a search-and-seizure warrant to obtain the salon owner’s DNA.
That DNA was later found to match remnants of saliva found in the victim’s underwear, the warrant said.
Jurado-Hernandez was initially held on a $250,000 bond, but Judge William Wenzel lowered the amount to $20,000 at her arraignment in Norwalk on Wednesday.
If Jurado-Hernandez posts bail, she is prohibited from having any contact with the victim and his family, she will have to forfeit any passports and will be placed on house arrest.
She is also court-ordered to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations.
Jurado-Hernandez is next scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Norwalk on Feb. 26.