Albertons Loss Prevention Employee Accuses Teen of Shoplifting, Sexually Assaults Them
A loss prevention employee at the Albertons store on Boulder Highway was arrested on July 19 for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen he had accused of shoplifting.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan police, 26-year-old Dominic Miller accused the victim of shoplifting on July 7. He then told the victim that they needed to fill out paperwork and threatened to call the police if the victim did not comply.
Police said that the victim left their parent and went into a secluded room at the store with Miller. Miller allegedly threatened the victim again in that room, saying that if they did not cooperate, he would call the police. He then allegedly sexually assaulted the teen, brought him or her back to their parent, and told both to leave the store and not come back.
Miller was arrested on July 19 and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of sexual assault.
According to a statement from Albertsons, Miller is an employee of a third-party security contracting company.
Police believe that there could be other victims and have encouraged others to come forward. Anyone with related information has been urged to call the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421.
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Justice For Victims of Sexual Assault by Store Employees
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor who founded AbuseGuardian.com – an alliance of other former sex crimes prosecutors who represent victims in civil lawsuits. Here are a few thoughts from Brian regarding the legal options available to victims of sexual assault by store employees:
Businesses have a legal duty to make sure their employees are trustworthy and that no staff members pose a danger to their customers. Job applicants should be screened for criminal histories, especially past cases of sexual assault. Additionally, suspected sexual misconduct should be investigated and reported immediately.
When a customer is sexually assaulted at a business by an employee, it’s important to determine if the business was negligent in a way that opened the door for the assault to occur. For example, a business might be considered negligent for hiring an employee with a history of sexual assault because they didn’t run a background check.
In cases of negligence, victims of sexual assault by business employees may have grounds for a lawsuit against the business.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted at a business, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced sexual assault victims attorney.
Albertsons on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas, NV
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