A Victoria tattoo artist has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault.
David Samuel Hadden, 36, pled guilty to four counts of sexual assault in B.C. court Friday. He had been facing six counts of sexual assault following his arrest last August.
Hadden had been employed as a tattoo artist at Carne Tattoo on Johnson Street.
The Victoria Police Department first opened an investigation into Hadden in July 2020 after several women posted on an Instagram account that they were sexually assaulted during tattoo appointments.
His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2022.
Anyone who has been a victim of sexualized or domestic violence can call the Victoria Police Department’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 and for anyone who believes their complaint is not being addressed properly by VicPD, they can call their Special Victims Unit directly through the non-emergency line of 250-995-7654.
Additionally, the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre can be reached 24-hours a day at 250-383-3232. In cases of spousal assault, the Spousal Assault Victim Services can be reached at 250-356-1201 or other resources at domesticviolencebc.ca or 1-800-563-0808.