Nassau County police looking for a man who sexually abused a female masseuse at a Hicksville spa have released a photo of the suspect and a plea for tips from the public.
Workers at Red Bell Spa on Newbridge Road told the man to get undressed in a room, lie on massage table and cover himself with a sheet, but he was fully exposed when the victim walked in shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, police said.
The victim had the suspect lay down and covered him with a sheet before the massage began, but a struggle quickly ensued.
“The subject grabbed the victim’s right arm in an attempt to have her touch him in a sexual manner,” police said in a news release. The victim backed away.
That’s when police said the suspect became agitated, got off the table and backed the victim into a corner, where he then touched her in an inappropriate sexual manner.
The victim left the room and called police. She was not injured.
The suspect fled the scene. He was described as 40 to 50 years old, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 200 to 215 pounds with a shaved head and beard. He was wearing a long sleeve tan colored tee shirt and blue jeans.
Investigators released a photo of the suspect in the hopes that someone will recognize him and tell police where they can find him.
Second Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.