A Long Beach massage therapist has been arrested and jailed after a client at a Belmont Shore spa accused him of sexual battery, the Long Beach Police Department said Thursday.
Juan Pablo Zea, 48, has been charged by the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office with misdemeanor sexual battery after the May 19 incident at Dee Dee Thai Spa, 200 Argonne, in Belmont Shore, department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said via e-mail that Zea’s bail was set at $50,000 and that he remains in custody. She declined to elaborate on whether the incident was witnessed.
Zea was an independent contractor for Dee Dee Thai Spa, and Pratt said he may have worked at other massage businesses by the name “Johnny.” Two days after the misdemeanor arrest, a customer posted on the spa’s Yelp page that his wife had had a bad encounter with a therapist named Johnny.
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