On May 13th, the City of Coral Gables Police Department (CGPD) formally charged former Biltmore Hotel masseur, Oscar Ojeda, with a misdemeanor battery charge for an incident with a patron at the Biltmore Hotel.
On April 25th, CGPD had been called to the Biltmore responding to a call by staff at the Biltmore Hotel.
According to the Police report, the female victim had been at the Hotel redeeming a gift massage and Ojeda had been providing the massage. During the massage, the victim explains that Ojeda left her exposed and touched her inappropriately. She asked him to stop, which he did. She notified Biltmore staff and they called CGPD.
CGPD learned that this was not the first time Ojeda had been accused by patrons at the Biltmore. “During the course of this investigation. I discovered two victims who reported similar incidents involving Ojeda to the Biltmore Spa, however they never reported the incidents to the Police,” states the Police report.
The first incident dated back to 2017, which according to CGPD’s report is outside of the statute of limitations. However, the second was in August of 2020.
“On May 13, 2021, Ojeda voluntarily surrendered and responded to the Coral Gables Police station. Ojeda was read Miranda in English and invoked his rights. He was charged with one count of battery.”
The victim has also sued the Biltmore Hotel.