A massage therapist in Parker, Colorado has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his clients. 25-year-old Ian Alexander Baker was arrested on February 5 on suspicion of sexual assault.
Baker is accused of sexually assaulting a client at Elements Therapeutic Massage, located at 18551 Mainstreet.
According to the Parker Police Department, Baker may have worked as a massage therapist at other spas in the Aurora and Parker areas. Police released his photo last week to determine if there are other victims.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Baker has been asked to contact Detective Wilson of the Parker Police Department at 303-805-6561.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman sexual assault victims lawyer who has represented several massage therapist sexual assault victims in civil lawsuits. Here is Dan with some information on the legal rights of these victims:
Massage therapy is a profession that requires trustworthiness, as therapists are trusted to be alone with clients. While most massage therapists are trustworthy, there have also been widespread reports of predatory massage therapists sexually assaulting their clients. The industry must stay aware of this problem and the owners of spas and other massage therapy businesses have a legal duty to protect their customers from these predators.
Some incidents of massage therapist sexual assault are preventable and only happen because of negligence by the massage therapist's employer. For example, a spa owner could be considered negligent if there had been previous complaints of sexual misconduct involving a massage therapist but those complaints went unanswered.
In cases where third-party negligence is involved, massage therapist sexual assault victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the business where they were assaulted.
You can learn more about your legal rights as a victim of sexual assault by a massage therapist in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers.