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A 16-year-old girl says a masseuer inappropriately touched her during her first-ever massage.
“Not ever having had a massage in the past, she just assumed what the masseur was doing was correct,” her father told us. “But it ended up to be nightmarish and traumatizing. And the masseuse more than touched her in appropriately.”
9NEWS will only identify the girl’s father as Bob, a fake name he chose for this story. 9NEWS is choosing not to name the victim because of the nature of the crime.
According to the press release distributed by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Steve Emerson Noble has been arrested and is facing charges of unlawful sexual contact.
According to the court records and the father of the victim, the teen and her mom went to the Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood mid January. The two were having a girls day out and decided to spend the gift certificate they received for Christmas.
“The masseuse actually asked my daughter, when they were walking out the door of the room, ‘did that feel sexual in nature to you?’ the victim’s dad told 9NEWS.
Bob told us Noble took inappropriate pictures of his daughter and touched her intimate parts.
“She could see his telephone, then she started hearing the clicking of the camera,” he said. “I would like Mr. Noble to feel what my daughter felt, I would like him to feel the anguish and the trauma that he has brought upon a very innocent – in many ways – a little girl.”
The victim’s father called 9NEWS because he wants other victims, if they’re out there, to come forward and get help.
“If this has happened to you, to somebody that you know, find a way, turn them in,” Bob said. “At least tell somebody. That’s the most important-your safety.”
Police have not released Noble’s mug shot because of the on-going investigation. The 27-year-old declined our request for an interview. He’s in court February 16th. His bond is set at $5,000.
Police are looking to see if there are any more victims out there.
Anyone with information can contact Lakewood Police Detective Anthony Gherardini at 303-987-7111.
Colorado School of Healing Arts released this statement following the incident, “Colorado School of Healing Arts is an academic institution approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational School Board, since 1988, offering a curriculum leading to certification in Massage Therapy. Apart from the educational offerings of the school, which include a Student Clinic, CSHA provides a Professional Clinic by which State Registered Massage Therapists provide professional massage services to the general public. Mr. Noble is a Colorado State Registered Massage Therapist and had been employed for 3 months in the Professional Clinic, at the time of the alleged incident. He is no longer employed at the Colorado School of Healing Arts.”