A massage therapist has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting 3 women at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Upper Providence.
Massage Therapist Steven Torres Sentenced to 9-18 Months in Jail For Inappropriately Touching 3 Clients
Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Massage therapist Steven Torres has been sentenced to 9 to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to several misdemeanor charges of indecent assault and harassment. Torres was accused of inappropriately touching three women during massage therapy sessions at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Upper Providence, PA.
These incidents happened between April and July of 2018 at the chain location in Upper Providence. Torres has also been banned from working as a massage therapist in the future and has been ordered to stay away from Hand & Stone and to have no contact with the three victims. He will also be on three years of probation after parole and must complete 100 hours of community service.
According to Montgomery County District Attorney Alexandria MacMaster, Torres “admitted that he touched three victims in intimate parts of their bodies without consent when he was acting as a massage therapist.”
Torres reportedly brought all three victims into a backroom at Hand & Stone, where he touched them inappropriately.
Police began investigating Torres in July of 2018 after two women contacted Upper Providence police to report that he had sexually assaulted them during massages at Hand & Stone. A third victim came forward after the first two victims’ allegations made the news.