Justin Brooks sexually assaults employee at Vanderbilt Medical Hospital, says he was “Just trying to get to know her”

Justin Brooks sexually assaults employee at Vanderbilt Medical Hospital, says he was “Just trying to get to know her”

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33-year-old Justin Remero Brooks inappropriately touched a Vanderbilt Medical Hospital employee, Marie Yadira Perdomo, on the afternoon of April 26th. When officers arrived, they were advised that Perdomo was secured in a locked breakroom and that the incident happened on the 7th floor in the elevator lobby waiting room. Officers were provided with camera footage of the occurrence and a description of Brooks. Officers spoke with Perdomo, who stated she was sitting in the waiting room watching a movie when an unknown individual, later identified as Brooks, sat beside her and started conversing with her. She said Brooks began asking her what her name was and what she did at Vanderbilt. Perdomo said he told her his name was Justin, and he was visiting his mom. During their conversation, Brooks told Perdomo that he wanted to come to her house, cook for her, shower with her, and watch Netflix, to which she replied, “No thanks, I have a boyfriend.” Brooks replied, “That does not matter,” and stood up to take a phone call. After he finished the call, he walked over to Perdomo, leaned over, and kissed her on the forehead so she pushed him away. Perdomo then got a call from a nurse, during which she tried to ignore Brooks, hoping he would leave her alone. Brooks then started touching her on the stomach and telling her inappropriate things.

Officers asked her what Brooks said, and she broke down in tears, stating she did not want to tell them. Perdomo said he stood up and started messing with his waistband, telling her, “Come on baby, you know you want this.” Perdomo ignored Brooks and walked towards the elevators. While Perdomo walked away, Brooks asked her where she was going and invited her to eat in the hospital cafeteria, to which she replied, “I do not think so.” She said he asked what floor she was heading to, and she told him a different floor, believing he would try to find her again. Perdomo immediately left and called her sister. While Perdomo filled out her statement, officers located Brooks and asked if he encountered anyone in the waiting room lobby. Brooks was initially vague about the occurrence until officers advised him there was camera footage. Brooks then corroborated Perdomo’s statements, leaving out the part where he kissed her forehead and touched her stomach. He was adamant that nothing was forced and that he was “Just trying to get to know her.” Brooks was then taken into custody for sexual battery on April 27th.

Justin Remero Brooks (MNPD)
Justin Remero Brooks (MNPD)

Justin Remero Brooks of North Avalon Street in Memphis, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 26th, charged with sexual battery. He is free on a $2,500 bond.

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