The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Ex-massage therapist charged with indecent liberties

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Herald staff
Published:
LYNNWOOD — A former masseur has been charged with indecent liberties after a client accused him of sexually assaulting her during a massage.
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.
Story tags » EdmondsLynnwoodCrimeSex Crimes

More Local News Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus