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'Massage therapist' charged with sexually assaulting clients

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Kim Hyung. (Shelton police photo) Kim Hyung. (Shelton police photo)

After complaints from two female clients, police in Shelton said they arrested a "massage therapist" for sexual assault.

They said 53-year-old Kim Hyung of Fresh Meadows, NY, faces two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of practicing massage therapy without a license.

Hyung works at the Coco Spa on Bridgeport Avenue, where massages go for more than $100.

Investigators said the arrest stemmed from the two complaints, the first of which was made on May 6 by a 38-year-old victim.

She said she was inappropriately touched and treated during a massage she received.

The second complaint was made on May 28. A 36-year-old client made similar accusations. She also said she was inappropriately spoken to during the massage.

Police said neither women knew each other.

Over the course of the investigation, police said they found that Hyung did not have a license to practice massage therapy.

Jenny Gonzales, a longtime customer, just got her nails done at Coco Spa, never knowing Hyung was arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching female customers.

"A girl my age, I'd feel very uncomfortable, you know what I mean, having someone touch you like that," Gonzales said.

Court documents show Hyung would ask the women about their marital status, before his hands would allegedly wander.

In one case, he admitted to massaging the victim's breasts and he said he was checking for tumors.

In the second case, court documents show Hyung was giving a massage specifically for Lupus, when he then blew out the candles and started using a hot stone to massage her private area.

The spa said Hyung was let go from the facility.

Police said one more complaint was made in April but went unreported to them because the owner didn't believe the accusations.

They called the investigation active and asked anyone else who may have experienced a similar incident to call them at 203-924-1544.

Hyung is due back in court next month.

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