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Massage therapist charged over alleged sexual touching - Lake Cathie

Sunday, 20 November 2022 08:39:45 PM

A massage therapist has been charged over the alleged sexual touching of a client on the state’s Mid North Coast last month.

On Friday 21 October 2022, a 36-year-old woman attended a massage parlour in Lake Cathie for a pre-arranged appointment.

It’s alleged the therapist sexually touched the woman during the massage, which led her to stop the treatment and leave.

Police were notified and officers from Mid North Coast Police District have been investigating the alleged incident.

Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 63-year-old man at Port Macquarie Police Station about 6.30pm yesterday (Saturday 19 November 2022).

The Lake Cathie man was charged with two counts of sexual touching and appeared in Port Macquarie Bail Court today (Sunday 20 November 2022), where he was given bail to reappear tomorrow (Monday 21 November 2022).

Inquiries are continuing, and anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.