KEY POINTS

  • A 56-year-old masseur in Texas is wanted by police for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old customer at a spa
  • The suspect has a history of sexual assault while carrying out massage services
  • The Asian man previously lived in Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston and Dallas

A 56-year-old man who worked as a masseur at a spa in Katy, Texas, is now wanted after sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, authorities said.

According to Constable Ted Heap, the man, identified as Zhujing "Sam" Li, sexually assaulted the teenager while giving her a massage earlier this year, KTRK-TV reported.

Li is being charged in connection with the incident that happened at the spa located in the 900 block of Westgreen Boulevard. The teenager was with her parents at the time, local media outlet Katy Magazine reported.

It appears that this is not the first time that Li has been involved in a sexual assault case. According to investigators, he is also wanted in another case where he went by the alias of James or Jason O. Cha. That incident happened at a different massage parlor located in New Orleans.

Li was described as an Asian male who stands at about 5-foot-5 and weighs about 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. The 56-year-old also previously lived in Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston and Dallas.

Authorities are now seeking the public’s help to find the suspect. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for any information that could help police apprehend Li. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting information online through the Crime Stoppers website.

Earlier this month, a massage therapist from Wildomar, California, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a client in Chino Hills. The appointment was scheduled on May 2 through Soothe, a mobile wellness provider that offers in-home massage therapy.

During the massage, Omar De Soto allegedly sexually assaulted the victim, gathered his belongings and left before deputies arrived. De Soto was an independent massage therapist and was never an employee of the company.

The 38-year-old was contacted at his residence on May 3 and was arrested on suspicion of penetration with a foreign object, East Bay Times reported. He was held on $100,000 bail.

As a result of that, authorities worked with Soothe to determine if there were other victims related to the incident. The California Massage Therapy Council confirmed that De Soto is certified and that they are aware of his arrest.

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