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Corona massage therapist accused of raping client

June 1, 2012 |  9:58 am

Marc Anthony BrownSan Bernardino County sheriff’s detectives arrested a Corona massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting a client in Chino Hills, authorities said Friday.

Marc Anthony Brown, 30, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexual battery and rape with a foreign object.

Brown works at “various locations” as a massage therapist, and sheriff’s department officials said they suspect he may be involved in other assaults. Brown has been licensed by the state as a certified massage therapist since December, records show.

On Tuesday, the victim came to the Chino Hills Police Department to report she had been raped. She told investigators that she went to a massage facility and that Brown was her assigned therapist, according to a statement released by the sheriff's department.

Sheriff’s officials said that during the investigation, detectives “collected corroborating evidence” that led to Brown’s arrest. Brown was arrested at his home without incident. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.


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Photo: Marc Anthony Brown. Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.