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Beverly auto shop owner charged with assaulting female customer

BEVERLY, MA – The owner of a Beverly auto repair shop is charged with indecent assault and battery – and Beverly police are asking any other potential victims to come forward – after a customer l accused of touching her without her permission and not giving in when she asked him to stop.

Beverly Police Chief John LeLacheur told WCVB-TV it was the third time a similar incident has been reported against Hysenj “Zeni” Baliqi, 61, owner of Zeni’s Auto Repair. According to a police report obtained by the station, in July Baliqi was accused of groping and kissing a woman on the mouth while she was restrained with a seatbelt.

LeLacheur told the station there may be more victims and they should contact Beverly Police.

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“The goal of the Beverly Police Department is to keep all of our citizens safe,” police said Thursday. “This is an ongoing investigation.”

Beverly Police can be reached at 978-922-1212.

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