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Massage Therapist Accused of Inappropriately Touching Client

A 34-year-old man was arrested after a woman getting a massage says he touched her sexually, according to police.

Temecula police arrested an employee of Massage Green on Friday after a woman he was massaging reported that he touched her inappropriately, according to a news release.

The 34-year-old Homeland man was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on misdemeanor sexual battery and was released Saturday on $3,500 bail.

Officers were called to the business at 31950 Temecula Parkway just after 7 p.m. Friday to investigate a report of a sexual battery, according to police. A female patron reported that the male employee giving her a massage touched her several times in a sexual manner, according to police.

The suspect is due in court on April 12. The management of Massage Green was not available Monday for comment.

Just Sayin' February 19, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Guess she didn't want the happy ending
Mike February 19, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Would probably not gave been an issue if the genders where switched
Reality Bites February 19, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Yeah, as a female massage therapist myself when a man touches one of us nothing happens...and believe me it happens ALOT.
Gandhi February 20, 2013 at 01:39 AM
You're totally correct on that one Mike! Men get "nice finishes" from female massage therapists all the time, called prostitution legally, and you never hear a complaint! Wonder why that is?? Maybe he should have ASKED HER FIRST!
john blackwood February 20, 2013 at 04:08 AM
Linda I agree with you . @Reality Bites why would ppl youch you .If a person goes in for a message which I have . I always had a very proffesional messuse .I always have had bad pains in my shoulder but not once did I mistake it for prostitution .Why would ppl touch you .These people have to gp to school learn all the muscles and bones in the body plus take a test .Why would it be anything more .
john blackwood February 20, 2013 at 04:15 AM
In fact I just go to one here in Temecula and she is very professional they give you like cutoff surgion pants you are covered at all times .The massage therapist always moves your arms and hands away from herself . Very professional
matt d February 20, 2013 at 03:05 PM
I highly doubt this woman's story. Why would a massage therapist go through the years of schooling just to grope some random client? Sounds to me like another case of the woman who cried wolf.
Larry Cawhorn February 20, 2013 at 09:40 PM
The issue is who do you believe? The male should consider who the client is male or female. Of course considering the environment we live in one would be wise to eliminate as many pottential questionable situations before they become "he/she touched me in all the wrong places". The males should work with males and the females with females. This is not totally safe either! Ones sexual preference comes into play at this point, how about a robot doing the rub and you are given the option to select the service you desire. Someone will have to program it which brings up a whole new set off difficulties. Come soon Jesus!
elizabeth halstead February 21, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I think when a massage is given there should be a camera in the room or another person in the room as there is in a doctor's office there ,is always a nurse when having an examanation.It us to risky for men giving women massages .My son is being accused it's been 1year an 9 months. He been going through this ,lost his job gets a terrible name just because one person says this ,any women can do this ...so unfair...Liz
elizabeth halstead February 21, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I believe all THERAPIST should get together and back each other fight for someone to be in room or camera there so that people can't go around and destroys lives of others for money ect.
Alek J Hidell February 22, 2013 at 01:31 AM
great idea but then a camera would be against the law too. Hurry up with those robots so we can do away with human interaction in this field
Gandhi February 22, 2013 at 03:03 AM
I agree totally with you Elizabeth, a camera would indeed be a good idea! Also, this would put an end to those "nice finishes" for men!! ;) Sorry about your son being accused unjustly.
Gandhi February 22, 2013 at 03:05 AM
No, Alec, a camera would NOT be against the law, where did you get that information from anyway? As long as the clients acknowledged that they were ok with it, its not illegal.
Tom Bombadil February 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM
A camera would also be ok in states where only one party needs to consent to recording...
Tom Bombadil February 27, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Don't believe everything you read. Male massage therapists are at extreme risk for false accusations in a culture that does not give men and women equal protection under law. (VAWA and OCR's Dear Colleague Letter among others) promote a meta-narrative that men are always the perpetrators and women are always victims. One need only read the websites of The Community of the Wrongly Accused (and sites that link to it) to see how pervasive such false accusations are. Many would ask: "why would a woman lie about SA?" Google for "jamiranda why lie" and see a small (and by no means complete) list. People should be tried in courts of law rather than public opinion and accusers and the accused should be offered the same protections of anonymity as it will be impossible for the accused in this case to ever get his reputation back if he is named. I applaud the writer of the article for not naming the therapist.
Gandhi February 27, 2013 at 06:44 AM
Well Tom, for centuries its been the other way around! Women have been nothing but sex objects and basically were the "property" of their husband to use and abuse as he so chose. Nowadays women are still considered sex objects for the most part, many women are raped, and "date raped" and we continually hear about "how she was dressed" as if THAT made it OK to rape her. If women are FINALLY getting back at men, I say "its about time"! That said, I still dont think people shoud make things up, neither men nor women. In this particular instance, as I said, the only insurance against anybody making something up is by having another person present the entire time OR a camera to record reality.
Gandhi February 27, 2013 at 06:45 AM
You are NOT a female massage therapist "Reality Bites", give me a break!
Tom Bombadil February 28, 2013 at 04:09 PM
It is unfortunate that news and media organizations propagate moral panic and hysteria regarding SA. Concerning such assaults, there are certainly valid and extant claimants of BOTH genders. In my knowledge and experience, as a male massage therapist with over 20 years of experience nationally and internationally, is that the vast majority of FALSE claims are made by those with personality disorders, particularly in what the DSM-IV-TR classifies as Cluster B personality disorders and especially those with borderline personality disorder.
Tom Bombadil February 28, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Final thoughts: We can talk about the "Oppression Olympics" all day, but the fact is that granting rights and privileges to one group of people at the expense of another -- without equal protection of the law -- only promotes more moral panic and hysteria, more unnecessarily-ruined lives, and more falsely accused and falsely convicted people. False Accusations happen females also, particularly teachers: http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/04/09/the-railroading-of-tonya-craft/ My main point in all of this discussion is that people need: to think critically when reading, listening to, or viewing the news; to not treat their own personal feelings as facts; and to see the meta-narratives, media bias and propaganda that exists in reporting.
Gandhi March 01, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Ok, so I guess we can't believe ANYTHING is basically what I'm gettin here from your statements Tom. Maybe we shouldnt even believe YOU come to think of it! ;)
Tom Bombadil March 06, 2013 at 01:46 AM
No, you can believe me completely. I have facts, experience, and research to back up all of my claims and assertions. Since I know what I know, I have no need to engage in either debate or ad hominems. How about you, Linda? Since you can't counter my assertions with your own research or experience, you attack? I guess I've proven my point about high - conflict personalities that engage in false accusations. LOL.
Gandhi March 08, 2013 at 07:22 AM
Oh ok yeah whatever Tom, I dont want to have an argument here with you. You TELL ME you have facts, experience, and you "know what you know" etc blah blah blah, thats nice, however, I have no need to PROVE anything to you, like it or lump it, I dont really give a damn. LOL yourself.
Danielle Adams March 22, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Actually I know the person who is accused of this. He has/had been my own therapist for nearly a year and never once touched me inappropriately. I know others that he's worked on as well, and none of them have been touched in such a manner. He remains one of the few people I trust inexplicably to work on me.

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