PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A massage therapist in Palo Alto was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a client, authorities said Monday.
Palo Alto police said the incident happened on Wednesday. Officers responded at around 8:00 p.m. to a call from a man who reported his wife had just been sexually assaulted by her massage therapist at Spine and Therapy Center at 2504 Ash St.READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
Officers determined the victim, a woman in her 40s, had been assaulted during her massage appointment.READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Roy Alberto Melgar of San Mateo. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on one felony count of sexual penetration.
Police said the massage center fired Melgar after learning of the investigation and were collaborating with detectives. It was not immediately known if there were any additional victims.MORE NEWS: Pelosi Expects House to Pass Infrastructure Bill This Week
Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to call the Palo Alto police 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.