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Tourists Suing Miami Beach Hotel After Claims They Were Sexually Assaulted by Manager

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    • The complaint, filed in September of 2017, listed the two victims as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 in their suit against the Catalina Hotel.

    • According to the complaint, the two 18-year-olds who were visiting from New York in February 2017 and Jane Doe 2 had consumed several drinks

    • The teen say the hotel’s manager, Leonardo Somarriba, brought her back to their hotel room and allegedly assaulted both.

    Two tourists are suing a Miami Beach hotel after they claim the manager sexually assaulted them during a visit last year.

    The complaint, filed in September of 2017, listed the two victims as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 in their suit against the Catalina Hotel located at 1732 Collins Avenue.

    According to the complaint, the two 18-year-olds who were visiting from New York in February 2017 and Jane Doe 2 had consumed several drinks during a complimentary happy hour at the hotel bar. The teen say the hotel’s manager, Leonardo Somarriba, brought her back to their hotel room and entered.

    Once inside, the suit claims Somarriba allegedly assaulted both teens by performing oral sex on them while they were unconscious – something both teens claim they never consented to.

    The alleged victims claim the hotel should have provided stricter safety rules to prevent guests from being harmed and are seeking compensatory damages.

    A hotel employee told the Miami Herald that Somarriba is no longer employed there.

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