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Massage therapist sexually assaults female client during paid session at his home

By Mason White 4:38 PM December 14, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A massage therapist was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly sexually assaulting a female client during a session at his home, police in Canada said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that the woman of Hanover, Manitoba, filed a complaint with the Steinbach Police, alleging that her massage therapist had sexually assaulted her during the course of a massage.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested 40-year-old Ken Wall of Hanover, and charged him with Sexual Assault. Wall’s massage therapy practice, Ken’s Massage, was operating out of his residence.

Wall has been released from jail after posting bond. Steinbach Police believe that there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

In November, a man was arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly assaulted his customer because he arrived late to a massage appointment, according to police reports in Michigan.

Kalamazoo Police said that an argument over a massage appointment led to the brutal beating of a 30-year-old man, who police found last week in a dumpster in the Vine neighborhood.

Public Safety Detective Brian Beauchamp testified on Friday before Kalamazoo County Magistrate’s Court judge Nicholas Schaberg that the victim, who was identified only by his initials F. V-P, contacted Drew S. Thorngate to request the services of a massage.

Thorngate admitted to detectives that when he met the victim in the 500 block of South Rose Street, a heated argument broke out.

Thorngate then took a baseball bat and beat F. V-P in the back of the head, the court was told. The defendant then dumped him in a garbage can.

Thorngate later returned to the scene with bleach, threw the bleach on the victim and fled. Detectives were able to identify Thorngate as the suspect in the case through the use of phone records.

Thorngate later confessed to assaulting F. V-P with the baseball bat. Thorngate was charged with “assault with intent to commit murder.”

Thorngate is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail. The victim was at Bronson Methodist Hospital where he is recovering in the intensive care unit.

Police said on Wednesday, that the victim remains in critical condition.