After a male masseur was arrested and charged with sexual assault last month, another male massage provider has been arrested on the city’s West Side for the same reason.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) stated in a news release issued today (September 13) that they received a report from a 31-year-old woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted in August as a customer at the Toe to Soul Relax Lounge, located at 678 West Broadway in the Fairview area.
Officers arrested 61-year-old Amado Ramos, who was charged on September 6 with sexual assault. Ramos has been freed on bail.
As investigators believe there may be other victims, they are seeking to speak with anyone who has not yet reported to police.
Anyone with information can call the VPD Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Previously on August 20, police arrested 33-year-old Alexander Varfolomeev after a woman in her 30s reported she had been sexually assaulted by a masseur who had provided his services at her residence in Downtown Vancouver.
Varfolomeev was released on bail but is prohibited from providing massage.