A Kennewick massage therapist has been charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with a client during a session.
Juan Pablo Gonzalez Ochoa, 29, was charged in Benton County Superior Court with one count of second-degree rape. He was sent a summons to appear in court June 21.
Ochoa was a massage therapist at the Columbia Spinal Rehabilitation Center, 1721 W. Kennewick Ave.
The 50-year-old victim said she was sexually assaulted April 18 during a therapeutic massage. Ochoa reportedly admitted that he gave the victim a medical massage, but denied any inappropriate touching, documents said.
The victim, however, went to Kennewick General Hospital and doctors found possible evidence of a recent sexual assault during the exam, documents said. The victim also gave police an item of clothing for evidence.
After Ochoa's May 23 arrest, Kennewick police released information about the alleged sexual abuse to try to determine if there were any other victims.
Mike Blatman, a Kennewick police spokesman, told the Herald on Wednesday that they did receive a phone call that investigators looked into, but detectives still are looking for other potential victims.
Anyone with information about Ochoa should call Kennewick police at 545-4208.
Ochoa had worked at Columbia Spinal Rehabilitation Center since at least 2008. Police said Ochoa faced a similar accusation in October 2008, but no charges were filed.
Ochoa no longer is employed at the rehabilitation center, which is run by chiropractors Eric Kurtz and J. Ruben Rangel. A new massage therapist was expected to start at the office Wednesday, according to a message sent to clients.