August 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Bellevue massage therapist sexually assaulted at knifepoint
A massage therapist was sexually assaulted at knifepoint last night at a Bellevue massage parlor, police said.
A man had scheduled an appointment with the victim at her massage therapy office near the 15200 block of Northeast 20th Street. During the session the man started to make sexual advances towards the 45-year-old massage therapist. When she refused, the man became angry, threatened her with a pocket knife and sexually assaulted her, police said.
The victim said she recognized the man as being a past client, but his identity is unknown, according to police.
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