Woman says massage appointment in Louisville hotel room turned into sexual assault
A woman told police she used an app to make an appointment with a licensed massage therapist but the person who showed up at her hotel room in downtown Louisville sexually assaulted her.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A woman told police she used an app to make an appointment with a licensed massage therapist but the man who showed up at her hotel room in downtown Louisville sexually assaulted her.
According to an arrest report, it happened April 17 at a hotel on South Second Street.
That's where the victim told police she used an app called "Soothe" to make an appointment for a massage.
The arrest report states the victim told police the suspect, 48-year-old Marc Adato, showed up and began the massage, but then used his hand to "forcefully" assault her when she turned over on her stomach.
Adato was arrested on April 25. He is facing one count of sexual abuse.
His bond was set at $10,000 cash.
Soothe released a statement saying, "Sexual violence has no place at Soothe. Our core values are founded on the basis of respect, integrity and trust. We take allegations of sexual violence very seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy regarding all types of harassment. We were notified about an incident on April 17 and immediately suspended the therapists accounts pending the investigation. We are offering assistance to the client and we are doing everything to assist local authorities in their investigation into this incident. The therapist had undergone Soothe’s in-person interviews and our initial criminal background check that all Soothe therapists undergo.Soothe will continue to do all that we can to make our service as comfortable and safe as possible for our valued clients and massage therapists."
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