PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Court documents show a 36-year-old man has been charged with a count of sexual abuse for allegedly touching a Massage Envy customer inappropriately during a session.
The suspect was named in court documents as Caleb Cherry, and he was arrested on February 16. The incident happened at a Massage Envy location in Scottsdale, and court documents included graphic details of what allegedly happened. The victim, who told police she was a long-time customer, said during the massage session, she felt the suspect's hand move under the sheet that was covering her private area, and felt two to three fingers touch the said private area.
The victim, according to court documents, then told the suspect to stop, but he continued to massage her upper thigh. The alleged victim then sat up, and told the suspect to leave, which he did. The victim then got up, got dressed, and used her cellphone to call the front desk, asking them to come into the massage room. After telling the front desk staff what happened, the alleged victim then called police.
Court documents say police later interviewed Cherry, who initially denied touching the victim in her private area. Cherry also consented to give a DNA sample, which a DNA comparison later indicated that his DNA was present on the victim's private area. Cherry then said he used the palm of his hand to touch the external area of the private area, in a "spur of the moment" decision.
Cherry, according to the documents, said the touching lasted for about three seconds, until the victim told him to stop. He also said he knew he was going to get into trouble and lose his massage license, and said he regretted making the decision.