Woman says she was sexually assaulted during Mother’s Day massage

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Police say a 36-year-old Fairfax woman reported being sexually assaulted while getting a massage on Mother’s Day.  The alleged incident happened at Message Envy in the 6400 block of Old Beulah Street in Alexandria.

Investigators said the victim was allegedly touched inappropriately in private areas while getting a massage.

On May 25, 24-year-old massage therapist, Nicholas Currie, was charged with sexual battery.

Fairfax County Police said Currie had been an employee at Massage Envy for about three years. Now, officers are encouraging other potential victims to come forward.

"Sometimes things like this happen and people don’t want to report it, they feel embarrassed or they think maybe its not what it was, if there are other victims out there please let us know," said Officer Tawny Wright.

In response to the allegations and investigation, Massage Envy released this statement:

"Massage Envy and its franchisees take every allegation of inappropriate conduct very seriously. We strictly enforce our Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy and impose serious consequences for those who violate them to ensure guests have a safe and professional experience when they visit our franchise locations. The therapist at issue is no longer employed by the franchisee."

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