|Pictured Above: Jason Michael Elliot. Source: Orange County District Attorney’s Office.|
Jason Michael Elliot has been charged with three felony counts of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense. These charges stem from Elliot’s job as a masseur at Massage Envy spa in Seal Beach, California. In November 2009, a woman contacted authorities to report that she had been sexually assaulted by Elliot during a massage. After an investigation, several women came forward alleging that they were victims as well.
Elliot worked at Massage Envy spa in Seal Beach from August 2009 to April 2010. He was fired once the company learned of these sexual offense allegations. However, he still provide massages to clients at other spa locations in Orange County. Elliot was arrested on Monday and has been charged with three counts of assault. Authorities are still looking for more victims to come forward. If Elliot is convicted of these charges, he faces eight years and eight months in state prison.
Sexual assault or battery is the unwanted sexual touching of another. Sexual assault can also be an attempted rape. If you are convicted of sexual assault, you must register as a sex offender. In addition, you face prison/jail time, have to pay fines, and face damage to your reputation and career.
If you are charged with sexual assault or any other sexual offense, please call an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to assist you in fighting your charges or reducing your sentence. Possible defenses include consent or false accusations.