Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A Tempe bar owner is accused of plying a young woman with drinks during a job interview and then groping her.

Jay Kennedy Johari had his initial court appearance Tuesday on suspicion of sexual abuse and unlawfully taking photos without authorization.

Johari, 35, was arrested July 2 and released from jail with electronic monitoring the next day.

The then 20-year-old woman said she was interviewing for a waitress job at the Vintage Lounge and Grill at Fourth Street and Mill Avenue in October 2012.

After being given numerous drinks over a span of two hours, the woman said she fell asleep inside the bar's office.

She said she awoke to find Johari kissing her and touching her inappropriately.

Police said a surveillance camera recorded the woman undressing.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.