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A candidate for the state legislature in Oregon is suing a therapeutic massage parlor and its proprietor, after a therapeutic massage that allegedly integrated having his genitals groped.
Democrat Anthony Medina, who’s the present chair of the Woodburn School Board, is looking for $450,000 in damages from Woodburn Spa and proprietor Fuxiu Zhen.
“Plaintiff immediately told the masseuse that he did not want to be touched in that manner,” the criticism says, in line with Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). “The masseuse then briefly massaged Plaintiff’s feet for 10 seconds and then terminated the massage at roughly 20 minutes at which Medina [promptly] left.”
Medina’s claims come with battery for the undesirable touching, in addition to allegations of “human trafficking, indentured servitude, prostitution and other criminal activities,” in line with the Oregon Capital Chronicle, along with negligently hiring unlicensed therapeutic massage therapists and failing to correctly educate staff relating to unlawful touching. The criticism additionally states that neither Zhen nor a 2d masseuse have therapeutic massage therapist licenses within the state of Oregon, despite the fact that Zhen is reportedly authorized in California.
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Zhen could also be indexed as the landlord of Portland’s Iris Massage and the Angels Touch Massage in Eugene, Ore., and Medina’s lawsuit lists each some of the defendants.
In a report back to Woodburn police, Medina reportedly claimed that he went to the Woodburn Spa in February when he may now not get an appointment along with his chiropractor. He claimed that the therapeutic massage desk seemed like a mattress, and that he used to be given a towel as an alternative of a sheet to hide himself.
Following the incident, he went house and instructed his spouse, then referred to as police. He later spoke to the Capital Chronicle, pronouncing that the revel in introduced up previous trauma from his formative years.
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“I was the victim of sexual assault when I was 10 years old, and, during this experience with the masseuse, I froze and became that 10-year-old all over again,” he instructed the opening. “Unfortunately, I had to relive this trauma all over again.”
He added that incidents like this “can be difficult things to talk about, but we all have a responsibility to act, whether you are a victim or are aware of any possibility that human trafficking and exploitation might be happening in our community.”
Following Medina’s document, Woodburn Mayor Eric Swenson claimed he had a identical revel in on the identical status quo.
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Records display Medina filed the criticism on Thursday in Marion County Circuit Court, however they’d but to turn that papers were served at the defendants. The lawsuit comes a few month after Medina reported the incident to native police. Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson opted to not pursue fees in opposition to the spa or masseuse, the Capital Chronicle reported.
“They’re operating with impunity,” Medina’s legal professional Sean Riddell instructed OPB. “My client’s desire is to shut down these businesses.”