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    South Bay Massage Therapist Convicted of Sexual Battery

    A South Bay massage therapist is facing jail time after being convicted of sexual assault. Anser Hassan reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    A South Bay massage therapist could face up to one year of jail time after being convicted of sexual battery, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

    Richard Wayne Slate, 28, of San Jose was accused of three alleged batteries at two different spas in the South Bay, according to the district attorney's office. A jury found him guilty of a misdemeanor charge.

    Prosecutors are asking that Slate, who is now required to register as a sex offender, face a maximum sentence of one year in jail.

    Slate is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 2, 2018 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose, according to the district attorney's office.

    South Bay Massage Therapist Convicted of Sexual Battery

    [BAY ML 11A VO ONLY] South Bay Massage Therapist Convicted of Sexual Battery

    A South Bay massage therapist could face up to one year of jail time after being convicted of sexual battery, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    The charge that led to Slate's conviction stems from an incident on March 1, 2016, in which Slate "sexually touched the victim without consent numerous times during the massage" at Elements Massage, according to the district attorney's office.

    The 32-year-old woman did not say anything initially, but she eventually confronted Slate, according to the district attorney's office. Slate apologized.

    The victim then told the receptionist, who then called police, according to the district attorney's office. Slate was later arrested.

    Two of the three women involved in the case were clients of Slate at the Burke Williams Day Spa in San Jose, according to the district attorney's office.

    If anyone else has been victimized by Slate, they are encouraged to contact Santa Clara County District Attorney Lt. Investigator Ray Hernandez at 408-792-2816.

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