Gilbert police have arrested a man in connection with alleged sexual offenses committted as a massage therapist.
Raul Perez Ochoa was arrested May 30.
Police said he is believed to have worked at establishments in the East Valley as a freelance therapist.
The Gilbert Police Department asks anyone who may have information or may have been a victim to contact their local police or the Gilbert department at 480-503-6500.
Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa provided the following statement about Ochoa.
"In October 2022, six months prior to his arrest, the massage therapist’s employment with Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa ended. The accused is not permitted to return to the spa. Hand & Stone will continue to cooperate with authorities in their investigation. The Queen Creek Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is an independently owned and operated franchise location.
"Hand & Stone has a zero-tolerance policy related to inappropriate behavior at all locations. Franchisees adhere to a rigorous spa safety program designed to prioritize the safety of its guests and service providers. All franchise locations are trained on strict hiring and screening tools, therapist training and prevention, reporting and investigation policies.
"Additionally, all Hand & Stone guests are provided with a Customer Bill of Rights when they enter the spa and are informed by the massage therapist that an attention button exists under the table if they or the therapist becomes uncomfortable. Ultimately, Hand & Stone has an uncompromising commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful environment for its guests and service providers."