Stretch Healing Spa in the Oaks Plaza, where a massage therapist is accused of sexual assault.
Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Penetration by Force
Last Update: 7/13/2020
Police in Newhall arrested a massage therapist at the Stretch Healing Spa on Wednesday after a customer accused him of sexually assaulting her during an appointment. 54-year-old Jorge Panama was arrested by deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at around 7 p.m.
According to a sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Special Victims Bureau, the victim was receiving a massage from the suspect at Stretch Healing Spa at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. She told deputies that Panama sexually assaulted her during the massage.
Deputies visited the spa and conducted an on-scene investigation. Afterward, they arrested Panama, who was still on location at the facility on the 22000 block of Lyons Avenue.
Panama has been charged with sexual penetration by force, which is a felony. His bail has been set at $100,000. The investigation is still ongoing.