Police in Virginia are obligated to investigate accusations made against others. However, a person can only be convicted of criminal charges if there is sufficient evidence to prove that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, police have recently filed charges against a Virginia man accused of sexual assault.
The incident reportedly happened one night on a day in early April. According to reports, a man requested and paid for a one-hour massage at Sunny Spa. The massage therapist was reportedly the only person working at the time of the incident. Unfortunately, she claims that the massage did not go as she intended.
Minutes into the massage, she says that the man turned on the table and placed his hands in the woman's undergarments. She says that she told the man on more than one occasion to stop, but he allegedly did not. Reports accuse the man of then removing his clothing and telling the woman to lay down. When she says she refused, the man allegedly threw her on the table, removed her underwear and digitally penetrated her. The woman reported the alleged incident to police, and following an examination by a Virginia forensics team and the collection of the man's hair, fingernails and a buccal swab, the man was arrested.
Most people who are accused of sexual assault in Virginia may be unaware of their legal options and rights. Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help defendants make informed decisions about their case. For some, the best course of action may be to fight the charges in court, while others may opt to accept a plea deal.
Source: 13newsnow.com, "Man charged with sexually assaulting massage therapist in Va. Beach", Jemie Lee, April 14, 2017