Skip to main content
Publish date:

Downtown hairdresser groped customer's breasts, charges say

The stylist at Juut Salon has been charged with 5th degree sexual contact.

A hairdresser at a downtown Minneapolis salon groped a customer's breasts and told her it was fine because she is French.

Vincent Benjamin Sechi, 30, of Bloomington, has been charged with 5th degree criminal sexual conduct after the incident at a salon in Gaviidae Common in downtown Minneapolis.

A hair stylist at Juut Salon, Sechi is alleged to have started giving the victim a massage of her head and neck during an appointment on Feb. 27.

He then proceeded to touch the top of her breasts under the robe he'd instructed her to put on, according to the criminal complaint, telling her that "American women would not like that, but since [the victim] is French it was fine."

He then cut her hair, and as pieces of hair fell on the woman's chest, Sechi allegedly pushed them further down towards her breasts, reaching inside her bra "several times."

He also reached inside her robe, put his hand in her bra, cupped and squeezed her breast, before saying it was a "nice tip."

When interviewed by police, he admits he unbuttoned the victim's robe while giving her a massage and had put fingers inside her bra when sweeping hair off her chest.

He said he "definitely overstepped."

The Star Tribune spoke with a worker at the salon and was told Sechi no longer works there.

Juut's head office added it had terminated his employment after speaking with police and had apologized to the alleged victim.

Next Up

farming field

Minnesota farmer ordered to repay $1.4M for loan fraud

The 67-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.


1 dead after truck driver collides with semi stopped in traffic in St. Cloud

A St. Cloud woman who was a passenger in the straight truck died in the crash.

Burnsville High School

South metro district moves to distance learning to combat COVID surge

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district is dealing with high case levels and transmission.

Kirk Cousins

Mike Zimmer wants Kirk Cousins to keep 'going for the jugular'

But at what point is being aggressive too aggressive?

pixabay gun holding - CROP

'Extraordinarily bad idea': MN sheriff urges locals against firing 'warning shots'

The sheriff has seen a "handful" of warning shot incidents lately in response to possible prowlers.

waukesha parade screengrab

Waukesha parade: Police ID victims, reveal more about suspect

Two injured children remain in critical condition.

Dodge Center

Large police response to incident in Dodge Center

Triton Public Schools have been placed in a soft lockdown as a precaution.

rochester 1

Gallery: Renovated downtown Rochester home on the market for $2.3M

It's steps from the Mayo Clinic in an historic neighborhood.

hopkins high school GSV Pro - CROP

As students protest Rittenhouse verdict, fight in school prompts shelter-in-place

The high school issued a shelter in place as a result of the altercation.

deer hunting

Man shot in group hunting accident in southern Minnesota

It happened Saturday afternoon in Olmsted County.

long term care elderly

400 MN National Guard members headed to long-term care facilities

The governor also hopes to provide $50 million in federal funding to help facilities hire more workers.


Former downtown hairdresser groped 2 more women, charges say

The ex Juut Salon stylist is facing more accusations.

Charges: MN councilor groped woman's breasts in bar

He told police the allegation was because he's a "political target."

Aaron Cecil Patton

Charges: Trucker flashed, touched women at Twin Cities Target

The Chicago man has been charged with 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Duluth teacher accused of sexually assaulting underage ex-student

The 33-year-old has been charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.

Charges: Masked man who raped teen was her mom's boyfriend

The 26 year old has been charged with 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Charges: Couple were asphyxiated, strangled by grandson

Gregory Scheel has been charged with two counts of murder.

Charges: Teen threatened to shoot students with AK-47

The 18 year old has been charged with a felony.