Maaseuse arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting client

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A massage therapist in Palo Alto was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a client. According to Palo Alto police, the masseuse worked at La Belle Day Spa and Salon on El Camino Real. 

Police said on April 17, a woman in her 20s came to the station to report a crime. She told officers she had been assaulted during a massage appointment. She did not sustain any physical injury. 

Cesar Eduardo Castro Moreno, 58, was identified as the suspect. He was charged with one count of felony forcible oral copulation.

Moreno was arrested at his home in Gilroy on May 4. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail. 

Police said they are unaware of any other victims.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Palo Alto Police Department at 650-329-2413 or paloalto@tipnow.org.


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