Rogers Massage Therapist Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault
Attorney Commentary: See the second part of this story for information massage therapy sexual assault lawyer Brian Kent on filing a sexual assault lawsuit against companies like Massage Envy.
A massage therapist at Massage Envy in Rogers, AR has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a client. Patrick Hunter faces charges of rape and second-degree sexual assault.
A woman told police that Hunter inappropriately touched her during a massage. The probable cause affidavit says that the woman was getting a massage from Hunter when he started touching her inappropriately, became aggressive, and touched her private area.
According to the affidavit, the woman told Hunter she did not feel well and needed to leave. When detectives interviewed Hunter, he denied any sexual contact.
The affidavit also mentions a similar complaint made against Hunter in 2017.
Massage Envy terminated Hunter’s employment on June 8 and they are conducting their own investigation as well, according to the affidavit.
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Abuse Guardian Video: Sexual Assault Allegations at Massage Envy in Rogers, AR
Filing a Lawsuit Against Massage Envy for Sexual Assault
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is an experienced sexual assault lawyer who has represented several massage therapist sexual assault victims in civil lawsuits, including claims against nationwide chains like Massage Envy. Brian has offered to share some information on filing a sexual assault lawsuit against a spa or massage studio:
Massage therapist sexual assault is a widespread problem in the United States and there have been reports of sexual assaults at small businesses and nationwide chains. Massage Envy has been named in over 180 sexual assault complaints, according to BuzzFeed News.
The owners of massage studios and spas must do everything they can to protect their customers from becoming victims of sexual assault. Some massage therapy sexual assaults happen due to negligence by the business owner, like hiring a massage therapist with a history of sexual misconduct. In cases of negligence, victims may have grounds for a lawsuit. Several women have already filed lawsuits against Massage Envy.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted at Massage Envy or another massage business, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with our experienced sexual assault victim lawyers.
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