'Fake Masseuse' Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman During Massage in Sunny Isles Beach - NBC 6 South Florida

'Fake Masseuse' Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman During Massage in Sunny Isles Beach

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    Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman During Massage

    A woman who went to a nail salon in Sunny Isles Beach for a massage said she was sexually assaulted by the masseuse, identified as Long Phi Tran, police said.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018)

    A woman who went to a nail salon in Sunny Isles Beach for a massage said she was sexually assaulted by the masseuse, who wasn't licensed to perform massages in the state of Florida, an arrest report said.

    The woman said she arrived at the Wynn Nail Spa at 152 Sunny Isles Blvd. at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Once there, she was greeted by a nail technician who introduced himself as "Kevin." "Kevin," whose legal name is Long Phi Tran, took the woman to a massage room where he proceeded to sexually assault her, the woman told police.

    Phi Tran, 45, apparently told the woman to take off her shorts, shirt and bra before the massage. The woman left her underwear on and laid face-up on the massage table, the report said. The woman told police that Phi Tran covered her body with a towel, but during the massage, he removed her undergarments and used the towel to cover her face.

    According to the arrest report, Phi Tran started to grope the woman and performed sexual acts without her consent, the woman told police. After the incident, the woman said she paid for the massage and left the salon in a state of shock and fear. She told her family what happened and notified police of the incident.

    Phi Tran denied performing sexual acts on the victim, but admitted giving the woman a massage when he was not licensed to perform massages in the state of Florida.

    Phi Tran was arrested and charged with sexual battery, police said. He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at 4:16 p.m. on Wednesday. 


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