NEWS January 20th, 2018


Man charged with sexual assault at spa

Arrested after allegedly assaulting woman during massage

A man performing massage has been charged with sexual assault as part of a police investigation at a spa on Laird Drive.

Police say a woman contacted them on Jan. 12 after attending Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa for a massage. During the treatment the man allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Douglas Christo Stephens, 56, was arrested the same day. He is to appear in court on Feb. 22.

Stephens had been employed at the spa since 2016, said police media relations officer Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.

Police reported on Jan. 19 the sexual assault investigation at the spa is ongoing.

So far “there is nothing to indicate there have been other victims,” Douglas-Cook said.

Stephens is to appear in court on Feb. 22.