Laser hair removal specialist sentenced to 14 years in prison for allegedly assaulting customers
Lawrence Branam, 51, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting customers of his clinic, Cosmetic Laser Center, in St. Peters, Mo.
ST. PETERS, Mo. -
A judge sentenced the owner of a laser hair removal clinic in St. Peters to 14 years in prison Wednesday, following accusations of touching customers inappropriately.
Lawrence Branam, 51, was sentenced on four counts of deviate sexual assault.
In 2012, a female client told police Branam, who owns Cosmetic Laser Center, sexually assaulted her during a laser hair treatment. Other victims then came forward and said they too were touched inappropriately by Branam.
His business went bust following those accusations.
Police said Branam made customers wear "blackout goggles" prior to assaulting them.