Massage therapist arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman at DC massage parlor

Photo of Massage Envy in Northwest, D.C. where a masseur allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on Sunday.  Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 (ABC7 photo) 

Police arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while massaging her at a parlor in D.C. Sunday, according to authorities.

D.C. police say that they have charged Habtamu Gebreslassie, 24, of Silver Spring. Md. with first-degree sexual abuse. Gebreslassie was a massage therapist at the Massage Envy at 4926 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Tenleytown where the alleged assault took place. The woman told police that at around 1:45 p.m. she was getting a massage at the parlor when she says her massage therapist performed oral sex on her against her will.

She reported the incident to police at around 6:17 p.m.

Gebreslassie was later arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Patient or Client.

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