According to MyNewsLA.com, Jiusheng “James” Jiang, a 61-year-old masseur, was arrested for sexually assaulting a client at Lucky Massage located at 2510 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
A female client has told Santa Ana police that on July 27, 2021, while she was receiving a massage at the Lucky Massage parlor, Jiusheng “James” Jiang sexually assaulted her. The victim said that she was redeeming a Groupon for the session when the abuse took place.
Jiang was arrested on August 6, 2021, facing charges of sexual assault. He is being held on $100,000 bail at the Orange County Jail.
Police are still investigating and believe there may be other victims. Anyone with information or that feels they were a victim of Jiang is asked to contact the Detective or Orange County Crime Stoppers.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced sexual assault lawyer that is licensed in California. Thompson represents victims of sexual assaults and their families in civil lawsuits. During an interview, he provided his insight on the legal rights of victims of sexual assault in a massage parlor:
"Each year across the country, there are hundreds of reports of massage therapists sexually assaulting their clients. In fact, sexual assault is a widespread issue within the massage therapy industry. Victims of sexual assault by a masseuse have legal rights, which could include the right to file a civil lawsuit against the massage parlor or spa where the abuse took place. Seeking the services of an experienced sexual assault lawyer is highly advised."
"Massage parlor owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their clients as well as to make sure their therapists can be trusted. When a massage therapist is charged with sexually assaulting a client, the victim and their families should inquire if the assault was preventable or if it happened due to the negligence of the massage parlor or spa owner. Furthermore, if a victim’s lawyer can prove their assault was the result of negligence by the owner, then the victim and their family could have a case.”