By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A man sought for months on charges of sexually abusing clients in Stillwater at Royal Nails, from which he was fired as a contract worker on July 15, was arrested in New York City on Nov. 5 and transported to the Payne County Jail where he remains held on $75,000 bail pending his arraignment with an interpreter on Dec. 15.
Due to his criminal record, Nam Huu Nguyen, 46, could be given a maximum sentence of three life prison terms if convicted of digitally raping a pregnant woman on July 10 and sexually battering two other women on July 15, after having two prior felony convictions in other states, court records show.
In his latest charge, a woman went to the Stillwater Police Department on July 29 to file a report that she was sexually battered on July 15 when she and her friend went to the salon at 913 N. Perkins Road to have their nails done, Detective Mary Kellison alleged in an affidavit.
She said “once they were inside the nail salon, she was approached by an Asian male,” who was very persistent that she get her eyebrows waxed, though she had not gone there for that reason, the affidavit alleged. She said that the man would not let her friend come into the room with her, the affidavit alleged.
After waxing her eyebrows quickly, she said that the man started putting wax on her lips, which she had not requested, and then asked if she needed her armpits to be waxed, the affidavit alleged.
She said “before she could answer the male, he looked inside her shirt and told her to take her arm out of her shirt,” the affidavit alleged. She said “the male then moved to her chest/cleavage area and touched her there,” the affidavit alleged. She said “she moved his hand and he went to her other armpit. While he was doing her other armpit, he tried to pull down her bra to look at her breast,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “the male told her she needed to have her cleavage waxed and started to put wax in between her breast. (She) said he told her to just look away and proceeded even though she told him she didn’t need her cleavage waxed. (She) told me she felt very uncomfortable. (She) explained the male then tried to pull down her bra as if to pull her nipple out and look at her breast,” the detective alleged in her affidavit.
The woman said “she got up and started to walk out of the room when the male said, ‘Don’t tell anyone and come back and see me next time,"” the affidavit alleged.
The woman said, “she felt so uncomfortable because she felt like he was molesting her,” the affidavit alleged.
She said “toward the end of her interaction with the male, he asked her how old she was, where she went to school, etc. (She) said that is when he told her not to tell anyone and asked her to come back and see him. After the incident in the back room with the male, (she) said she got her nails done,” the affidavit alleged.
She “went on to tell me that her boyfriend and (the other woman’s) boyfriend showed up at the nail salon to get their eyebrows waxed,” so she went back to the room with her female friend and their boyfriends while the boyfriends got their eyebrows waxed, the detective alleged in her affidavit.
She said “she had a video that (the other woman) took of the male that molested her. (She) provided me two videos and one picture of the suspect. I was able to identify from the picture that the male in the picture was Nam Nguyen,” since he was a suspect in two other cases where he was identified, the detective alleged in her affidavit.
In the other cases that were filed a month earlier when an arrest warrant was issued for Nguyen, he was identified by the store owner, who said she fired him on July 15 when she was approached by a customer about her experience with him, the affidavit alleged.
According to Payne County court records, Nguyen had previously been convicted of unauthorized use of a credit card in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, in 2011 and given a five-year sentence; he had also been convicted of passing a bad check in Livingston County Circuit Court, Missouri, in 2002 and given a three-year sentence.