Minn. massage therapist charged with criminal sexual conduct towards client
ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- A Roseville massage therapist has been accused of sexually assaulting a client, according to charges filed in Ramsey County District Court on Friday.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A Roseville massage therapist has been accused of sexually assaulting a client, according to charges filed in Ramsey County District Court on Friday.
Marion Guy Anderson, 37, of Roseville, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony, in connection with the incident.
In late November, Anderson greeted his victim, a 26-year-old Asian female, in the lobby of Elements Massage on Snelling Avenue North in Roseville with an embrace and the comment that he was "not supposed to" give her a hug but was going to do so anyway, according to the criminal complaint.
Anderson was an employee at Elements at the time of the incident, but has since been fired, the charge said.
Shortly after Anderson began the massage in a private room, he instructed her to remove her bra "as it would get in the way" and began to rub her upper, inner thighs "very close to her vaginal area," according to the complaint.
He told the victim that he liked "her people" and commented that he used to have an Asian girlfriend before asking the victim for her "status," the charge said.
When she said that she had a boyfriend, Anderson continued the massage for another 10 to 15 minutes before saying that he didn't care and telling her to remove her underwear and turn onto her stomach, according to the complaint.
He then climbed onto the massage table and leaned against her as he rubbed her back and stomach, removed the sheet separating them and began spreading her legs apart. The victim said she could feel Anderson's genitals against her back, the complaint said.
She told Anderson that she was uncomfortable and "good now" and Anderson replaced the sheet, according to the complaint.
As he zipped up his pants, Anderson apologized, the complaint said.
While the victim said that she felt uncomfortable from the beginning, she was unsure how to respond. She returned to Elements to speak with the manager later that day and reported Anderson to the Roseville police the next day, according to the complaint.
The Roseville city finance department requested a criminal history background check on Anderson when he applied for a massage therapist license in March 2016, the charge said.
While Anderson's application noted that he had been denied a massage license from the city of Plymouth, the Roseville check did not reveal any conviction to that would disqualify him and Roseville approved the request, according to the complaint.
Roseville police learned that his Plymouth application was denied because Anderson was cited with practicing a couple months after his license expired. The expiration was discovered after another female client alleged inappropriate sexual contact but declined to pursue criminal charges, the complaint said.
Anderson's first court appearance was Friday afternoon and his bail was set at $40,000.
Anyone who may have information on Anderson is encouraged to contact Detective Jamie Baker with Roseville police at 651-792-7250.