According to WCJB, a massage therapist who worked at Angel Massage was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a client.
Yinquan Huang, 48-years-old, was performing a massage on a female client when the alleged abuse occurred. Police reported that the victim said Huang was massaging her and told her to take off all her clothes. Huang then allegedly penetrated her with his fingers.
Huang was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Angel Massage declined to comment on the incident that occurred.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard represents victims of sexual abuse in lawsuits. Below, we asked Michael to provide legal commentary on the options of victims sexually assaulted by a masseuse.
"The massage industry continues to struggle with sexual assault cases. Unfortunately, during a massage, a client is vulnerable to their therapist. This easy access to clients has caused sexual assault to occur as numerous clients have reported sexual assault in a massage parlor."
"Massage salons are legally obligated to provide a safe environment for their clients. Owners must make sure the therapists they hire at their salons are both qualified and trustworthy. If proper precautions are not taken, a business owner could be considered liable in cases as a result of negligence. An example of negligence is if prior misconduct complaints were reported, but the business owner did not take action. If a victim was sexually abused in a massage salon as a result of negligence, they might have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the business."