NC massage therapist charged with touching client inappropriately

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A male massage therapist at Massage Envy in Mayfaire Town Center was arrested Nov. 21 for allegedly touching a female client inappropriately.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, Joey Lee Diaz, 26, was charged with one count of sexual battery in connection to the incident.

Diaz was placed in the New Hanover County Jail under a $5,000 bond, where he later bonded out.

Massage Envy released a statement following Diaz’s arrest:

Massage Envy and its franchisees take any allegation of inappropriate conduct very seriously.  Our Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy requires that any allegation of inappropriate conduct will be fully investigated by the franchisee, and the therapist involved is suspended during the pending investigation.  If it is determined that a Zero Tolerance Offense has occurred, the therapist will be restricted from being employed by any Massage Envy franchised locations.

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