Steven Lee Cook, 64, denied the assault, saying he accidentally touched the woman’s genitals during the July 6 massage.
The woman, 43, told detectives that Cook held her down and assaulted her. She said she kicked at him and told him to stop touching her. Cook allegedly asked the woman out and then left the room.
The woman told police that Cook called her several times the next day, asking for her forgiveness.
Cook’s massage practitioner license expired in May, state Department of Health records show.
The health department also received a complaint regarding Cook’s license after his arrest and launched an investigation, a spokesman said.
Cook, of Edmonds, was a truck driver before becoming a massage therapist. He was convicted of indecent exposure in 1972 in California, according to prosecutors. He also was convicted in 2002 of disorderly conduct.
More Local News Headlines
The water has a bad taste but it’s safe, officials say 12:01 p.m. Two-year, $38.2B state budget passes; shutdown averted Local fire crews help battle Wenatchee blaze Everett police sort it out: 4 argued, then 3 were shot 12:58 p.m. Snohomish County sheriff: Help us solve young couple’s 1987 murders Proposed ferry fares on deck at Whidbey Island hearing Granite Falls seeks grant to replace 81-year-old bridge Granite Falls to hike vehicle license fees by $20
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.