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Foot masseur charged with sexually abusing clients

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SALT LAKE CITY — An employee at a foot massage clinic in Sandy has been charged with sexually abusing clients.

Hong Guang Lin, 63, was charged Thursday in 3rd District Court with object rape, a first-degree felony; two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and unlawful massage therapy, a class A misdemeanor.

On June 12, a woman went to the Foot Relax Center, 9449 S. 700 East, for a foot massage, according charging documents, and Lin offered the woman a full body massage for a discounted price. Lin then inappropriately touched the woman during the session and asked if she wanted to have sex, the charges state.

On July 3, a second woman went to the clinic to receive a foot massage, but Lin said an arm and shoulder massage were included, according to charging documents. While giving her a massage, Lin unbuttoned the top of the woman’s shirt and told her he would give her a full body massage because he had taken time away from her session by being on the phone, the charges state. He then inappropriately touched her, the charges state,

On Aug. 9, a third woman was also offered an upgrade for a full body massage, according to court documents. During the massage, Lin inappropriately touched the woman and asked if she wanted to engage in sex, the charges state.

After he was arrested, police learned that Lin was not qualified to do full body massages, according to charging documents.

Prosecutors requested bail be set at $100,000.