Massage therapist Joseph Pagliaro is charged with sexually assaulting a client.
Peoria Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse
A massage therapist who works out of a home office in Peoria has been accused of sexually assaulting a client. 58-year-old Anthony Pagliaro has been charged with sexual assault and sexual abuse.
Court documents say that the victim went to Pagliaro’s home office for a massage on March 20. According to the victim, Pagliaro moved the sheet that was covering her during the massage and sexually assaulted her. She told him that she did not consent to the sexual contact before getting dressed and leaving the house.
The victim went to the Peoria Police Department to report the assault and officers had her call Pagliaro. During the phone call, he allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting the woman and blamed it on “male stupidity.” According to court documents, he admitted that what he did was wrong at the end of the call.
The victim told police that she was a return client and had seen Pagliaro for massage appointments when he worked at AZ Choice Chiropractic.
Pagliaro is being held on a $50,000 bond for charges of sexual abuse and sexual assault.