The Signal Santa Clarita Valley reported that a masseuse had been accused of sexually assaulting a client in the Castaic area.
On Friday, December 9, 2022, 29-year-old Salvador Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted a woman during a massage inside a store on the 31500 block of Castaic Road. The store is owned by a member of the victim's family. The victim reported the incident to law enforcement. Gonzalez has been charged with sexual penetration against the victim’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is committed to ensuring victims of massage sex abuse get the justice they deserve. As an experienced sexual assault lawyer in California, he files civil lawsuits helping the victims get compensation.
"There are many reports of massage therapists sexually abusing their clients. Recently, it seems sexual assault is an issue within the massage therapy industry. It is possible for victims of sexual assault by a masseuse to file a civil lawsuit."
"Most companies have policies in place to make sure that employees respect their clients. Background checks on potential employees, closely monitoring and adequately training employees on proper behavior, and reporting and investigating any claims of misconduct are included in these policies."
"Some large employers, such as Massage Envy, have ignored complaints of sexual abuse against their massage therapists and continued to employ them, making them liable to claims of negligent conduct. If a massage parlor or spa has previously received complaints about sexual misdeeds by a massage therapist, they can be held liable. Victims of massage sex abuse should speak with an experienced sexual assault lawyer to determine if they have grounds for a lawsuit."