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Local Restaurateur Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges Amidst Grand Opening Celebration

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Restaurant business owner arrested for alleged sexual assaults in Gaslamp area

Geoffrey Enrico Cole, a restaurateur who once owned a Gaslamp Quarter restaurant, was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting two acquaintances at his downtown business last spring. The incidents occurred on May 27, 2023, at Chefs SD on F Street. The San Diego Police Department confirmed Cole’s arrest on charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure. He was booked into county jail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

Just days before his arrest, Cole had hosted a grand opening ceremony for his new restaurant, Brunch After Dark (BAD), where he was not in custody. In a statement posted on his Instagram page, Cole maintained his innocence and stated that he was unaware of the allegations and the identities of the alleged victims. He also announced that he would temporarily halt all current business activities in San Diego until further notice.

The investigation into the incidents is ongoing as authorities gather more information regarding the accusations against Cole. Despite his denial of the allegations, the legal process will continue to unfold as the case progresses. The San Diego community is awaiting further developments in this case as it raises concerns about safety and accountability in local businesses.

By Samantha Jones

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