SARASOTA -- The 53-year-old owner and coach at a Sarasota fitness club has been charged with molesting girls ages 12 and 15, according to the Sarasota Police Department.
Akram Sleit, who goes by Alan, owns and coaches at the Sarasota Fitness Club/Fight Club located at 2211 Fruitville Road in Sarasota, according to a release.
The two victims attended the facility for boxing instruction, and reported to police that Sleit had touched them inappropriately multiple times. The girls said he would claim he was measuring them or "stretching them out," and would leave his hand in inappropriate places even when they would tell him to move his hand.
One said he would lock the door of his office when taking her measurements and had touched her inappropriately during that process at least 10 times, according to the report.
The other said in addition to lewd and lascivious touching, Sleit would also ask her sexual questions about her boyfriend, and on a visit to her house to bring her Gatorade and snacks he asked to see her bedroom after he found out her mother was not home.
The victims told police that, "he makes all the girls uncomfortable," and that they believe there are other victims.
Detectives believe there could be more victims in this case and are encouraging anyone with information to call Detective Megan Buck at 941-954-7067.