Las Vegas Spa Employee Accused of Sexual Assault
A former massage therapist from Kyou Beauty Salon in Las Vegas was arrested after a young girl told police that he sexually assaulted her during a massage on September 22. 58-year-old Manyang Lou was arrested last month based on the allegations and has been charged with sexual assault against a child under 14 years old.
According to the police report, the girl visited Kyou Beauty Salon on the 4000 block of Spring Road with a man and a woman, and asked for a massage. Lou then went to give the girl a massage in a back room, and the two were alone. After the massage, the girl told the woman that Lou had touched her inappropriately during the massage, and the woman then called the police.
On September 27, police visited the salon and were told that Lou was the only massage therapist working the day of the alleged assault. Lou denied touching the girl inappropriately in an interview with police and a translator. He was booked into Clark County Detention Center on September 27 and placed on house arrest on October 2.
Legal Recourse For Survivors of Massage Therapist Sexual Assault
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com has helped many survivors of massage therapist sexual assault find justice and support for the trauma they’ve suffered. Here are some of his thoughts on the legal options available to these survivors:
Sexual assault in massage facilities has become a widespread problem throughout the United States. As more and more of these businesses open and the popularity of the industry grows, so too do the rate of sexual assault committed by massage therapists. However, the survivors of these crimes have started speaking out and taking legal action against those responsible for their traumatic experiences.
The survivors of sexual assault by massage therapists have legal rights. Seeing the perpetrator arrested and prosecuted helps many victims to feel a sense of justice, but survivors also have rights in the civil court system. In some cases, these massage facilities were negligent in a way that failed to keep their customers safe – such as failing to fire a massage therapist with a history of sexual misconduct or failure to run a background check on a new employee. When negligence is found to have played a role in massage therapist sexual assault, survivors and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the business.