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Local massage therapist charged with sex assault on 18-year-old

ROBERT ALLEN
summit daily news

BRECKENRIDGE – A local massage therapist was arrested Saturday with charges of sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.

Wang Kho, 28, owner of Sol Impressions Massage Studio in Breckenridge, was giving the out-of-town visitor a Swedish massage on Friday when she reported he fondled her and tried to initiate sexual intercourse, according to the report.

Breckenridge attorney Sean McAllister, who represents Kho, said the allegations are “totally false.”

“This is such a devastating charge; it’s totally unfounded,” McAllister said. “It’s really unimaginable that somebody would accuse Wang Kho of this. He’s a former Buddhist monk.”

Wang Kho, a Tibetan refugee, took over the massage business this spring.

“He’s a very peaceful, grounded guy,” McAllister said. “Ultimately this should lead to dismissal.”

The police report states the woman, visiting from California with her family, went to the studio alone to get a massage for her birthday and was expecting to receive it from a female therapist.

She said Kho massaged her legs and stomach before touching her privates then kissing her on the cheek. She said he later exposed himself and tried to initiate sex, according to the report.

The results of a sexual assault kit test – to include DNA evidence – are pending.

Anyone with additional information concerning the case is encouraged to call Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.

McAllister said that with DNA evidence pending, the publicity is “very damaging to the presumption of innocence.”

“The allegation alone taints people with an umbrella of guilt,” he said.

Julie Anya Friedman, who operates the business with Kho said Sol Impressions will continue to operate and that “we have lots of good therapists who work for us, and we’re going to continue with integrity.”

Robert Allen can be contacted

at (970) 668-4628 or

rallen@summitdaily.com.


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