Float Life Masseuse Accused of Sexually Assaulting At Least 2 Massage Customers
A massage therapist at Float Life in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin has been charged with sexually assaulting at least two customers during massages at the business. 35-year-old Tremell Wright faces two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault based on these allegations.
A police officer with the Whitefish Bay Police Department spoke to the first alleged victim on March 17 of this year. She told the officer that Wright inappropriately touched her during a massage at Float Life. According to the woman, Wright was “grabbing and manipulating” her bare chest and placed his hands “too close” to her privates. The woman told police that she thought Wright would stop assaulting her, but that he did not and that she did not consent to the inappropriate touching.
Whitefish Bay police interviewed one of Float Life’s owners after this first report, who identified Wright as the victim’s massage therapist. Wright was then arrested at the business.
Two days after the first report, the same Float Life owner contacted police to report another complaint of inappropriate touching involving Wright and a customer. This second victim told police that Wright intentionally inappropriately touched her and looked around her towel at her nearly nude body.
According to the police, other women have come forward with similar allegations. The police also said that Wright has a criminal history, including battery and disorderly conduct.
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Legal Options For Victims of Massage Therapist Sexual Assault
Former sex crimes prosecutor Brian Kent and the team of sexual assault victims lawyers at AbuseGuardian.com have represented numerous victims of sexual assault in civil lawsuits, including several cases of sexual assault by massage therapists. Here is Brian to share some of his knowledge on the legal options available to victims of massage therapist sexual assault:
Spas, massage facilities, and related businesses have a legal duty to make sure their customers are safe. Sadly, there is a high risk of abuse in the massage therapy industry, as massage therapists are alone with customers who are in vulnerable positions. If untrustworthy people are allowed to work as massage therapists, customers could easily become victims of sexual assault.
There have been widespread reports of massage therapists sexually assaulting customers across the country, with hundreds of lawsuits and police reports filed.
When a customer reports being sexually assaulted by a massage therapist, the business should be investigated to determine if it met its legal duty to protect its customers. Many of these assaults are preventable and only happen due to negligence – such as failing to run a background check and hiring a massage therapist with a criminal history.
In cases involving negligence, victims of massage therapist sexual assault may have grounds for a lawsuit against the business where they were assaulted.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a massage therapist, our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers are prepared to help you find justice. You can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation.
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