According to Times Union, a Body Relief Spa massage therapist located in the Queensbury area was brought into custody regarding allegations of inappropriately touching a multitude of customers.
Paul A. White, 34-years-old, has been charged with felony sexual abuse as well as forcible touching. These actions supposedly happened during a massage that occurred between last November and February.
White was employed at the spa for two years prior as the Warren County Sheriff’s Office says business management is currently helping with the investigation. According to The Sun, White was remanded to the Warren Country Correctional Facility, where he posted bond and is scheduled to appear in Queensbury Town Court later.
Attorney contributor, Laurence Banville, provides his knowledge and experience through commentary regarding victims who have been sexually abused within massage parlors. Laurence shares the options and rights for those who have suffered sexual abuse:
“Those visiting and needing or wanting the care provided to them by massage parlors should feel protected and safe at all times. Sadly, therapists, who are trusted with the health and well-being of customers and patients, misuse and take advantage of their power. Victims enduring abuse within institutions like massage parlors can have grounds for a civil lawsuit.”
“Going for a massage, whether it be for health purposes or otherwise, should be an enjoyable experience. These trained therapists must act within their job descriptions, and if not, the justice system will come into play for the prosecution of crimes. Victims of massage therapist abuse must know if the business where the abuse took place is negligent. If so, they can file a civil lawsuit against the organization and therapist. If the employer has failed to report misconduct properly and in the first instance, this could be a major factor in the abuse happening and continually happening. In cases involving negligence, victims can arrange for a lawsuit and possibly receive compensation.”