Massage worker arrested after 2 women allege sexual assault

The suspect posted $100,000 bond after his arrest for investigation of rape, indecent liberties.

EVERETT — A man working at a Mill Creek foot massage business has posted $100,000 bond after his arrest for investigation of alleged sexual assaults of two clients in August.

Police say a third woman, who has yet to be identified, raised similar concerns in a social media post during the same time frame.

The Everett man, 57, was arrested last week and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. He posted bail the next day.

Mill Creek police took complaints from two women Aug. 20 and 24. The women did not know each other, according to court records. They are 31 and 28.

In both cases, the woman alleged the man giving them massages touched them inappropriately and in a sexual manner. The suspect is accused of second-degree rape in one case and indecent liberties in the other.

Mill Creek detective Tara Hoflack wrote in court papers that the suspect was “working as a health care provider and his business license is recorded as such.” He allegedly told police he could not speak English, although a customer told police that the man routinely communicated with him in English.

In asking for a high bail, the detective indicated that she believes the suspect is a flight risk to leave the country. She also wrote that she believes the women who filed complaints “are extremely scared of (the suspect) and concerned of retribution for coming forward.”

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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