Attorney Comments: See the second part of this story for legal commentary from sexual assault lawyer Dan Lipman on filing a massage therapist sexual assault lawsuit.
A massage therapist in Commerce City has been charged with sexually assaulting a client at his business - Touch of Wellness on E 104th Avenue.
59-year-old David Allan Gray is charged with one count of sexual assault. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 28-year-old woman who came to his business for a massage on June 11.
This charge was filed following an investigation by the Commerce City-Brighton Sexual Assault Task Force.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 28th.
Anyone with information related to this case has been asked to call the Commerce City Police Department Tip Line at 303-289-3626.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman is an experienced sexual assault victim lawyer who has represented several victims of massage therapist sexual assault in civil lawsuits. Dan has some information to share on the legal rights of these victims:
Massage therapists are trusted by their clients and this trust is sacred. No client should be forced to suffer trauma caused by a sexual assault during a massage. But sadly, the massage therapy industry has widespread issues with massage therapists sexually assaulting their clients.
These crimes should be investigated thoroughly, and it's important to determine if the business owner's negligence was a factor in the assault. For example, negligence may have been a factor if the massage therapist was also the owner of the business. In cases of negligence, massage therapy sexual assault victims may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a massage therapist, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault victim lawyers.