Massage Therapist Arrested for Sexual Assault in Palo Alto

Massage Therapist Arrested for Sexual Assault in Palo Alto

A massage therapist has been apprehended by authorities in Palo Alto on charges of sexually assaulting a client. The Palo Alto Police Department announced on Tuesday that a woman in her 20s reported being sexually assaulted on November 10 at Massage Envy, situated at 4335 El Camino Real. The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Arturo Gomez from San Jose, was subsequently identified by detectives and the case was forwarded to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Prosecutors have filed one felony count of sexual penetration and one count of sexual assault against Gomez. Following the issuance of an arrest warrant, officers took him into custody on February 8 at a relative’s residence in the 400 block of Washington Street in San Jose. Massage Envy cooperated fully with the investigation and promptly terminated Gomez’s employment upon learning of the alleged sexual assault, according to the police.

During the course of their inquiry, detectives discovered that Gomez had also worked at other massage establishments in the South Bay area. However, there is currently no information regarding any additional victims. The Palo Alto Police Department encourages anyone with relevant information to come forward and contact them at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling or texting 650-383-8984 or via email.

Author: CrimeDoor

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