Raid at a Visalia tattoo parlor results in the arrest of business owner


Repulsed, that is how one of the employees who did not want to be identified of Cali Ink in Visalia said she felt after finding out about the arrest of, 40-year-old Michael Snitzer the tattoo shop owner, who authorities accuse of sexual misconduct with a minor

“I was shocked and disgusted i didn’t want to hear from him anymore. I’m happy i didn’t bring my daughter over because i don’t know what would have happened,” said the employee. 

After a month-long investigation authorities from Visalia conducted a search warrant on the business located on S. Locust St., inside the business detectives also allegedly found child pornography, Snitzer now faces a number of charges. 

Visallia police department Sgt. Damon Maurice said they believe more victims could be out there. 

“We have since uncovered two additional female victims who have come forward who say they have been sexually assaulted by the same suspect,” said Sgt Maurice. 

Snitzer is being held at the Tulare County jail. 

If anyone has any additional information on the case contact Crime Stopper at 498-stop.

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