Police: Masseur arrested for sexually assaulting woman at Palo Alto day spa

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PALO ALTO (KRON) — Police arrested a masseur in Palo Alto on Friday on allegations the 46-year-old man sexually assaulted a woman during a massage at a day spa.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Gang Wang, assaulted a woman in her 30s during a massage at Body Kneads Day Spa on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto.

“Our detectives at the Palo Alto Police Department investigated,” Janine De La Vega said. “We were able to link evidence to the suspect that reported a sexual assault did indeed take place.”

The victim told police she was assaulted twice by the man and when she told him to stop, he continued to assault her.

The owner of the spa declined an on-camera interview but confirms Wang worked there for more than a year.

The owner said they take the allegations very seriously and are cooperating with police on the investigation. Wang has since been terminated.

The alleged sexual assault occurred Aug. 23 and was reported to police at 8:41 p.m. that night.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Wang, more than four months after the alleged crime.

He was taken into police custody on felony charges of sexual penetration by force and oral copulation by force.

Wang is now in the Santa Clara County Jail.

“We wanted to call attention to this case because Wang came into contact with many individuals,” De La Vega said. “So there is a possibility that there are additional victims.”

Police are asking any additional victims to come forward.

They say the suspect went by the name “Adam” at the day spa.

Any other victims are asked to contact police at (650) 329-2413.

Anonymous tips can be emailed to police at paloalto@tipnow.org.

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