Massage therapist charged with criminal sexual conduct
A massage therapist faces a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in connection with a reported assault during a therapy session.
Grand Rapids police said 54-year-old John Ashby was arraigned Friday in 61st District Court.
Police said the victim is 41, and the incident reportedly occurred Feb. 28 at a spa in Grand Rapids.
Ashby was arrested Thursday at his home. His bond was set at $40,000. An April 7 preliminary examination has been scheduled.
An attorney for Ashby was not listed early Friday in court records.
Police said Ashby is a private contractor and might have worked at other spas in the Grand Rapids area.