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Sexual assault charges approved against unregistered massage practitioner

Vancouver – Charges were approved Thursday by the BC Prosecution Service against a Vancouver man following a Vancouver Police sexual assault investigation.

“Thankfully this woman didn’t sustain any physical injuries from the assault and she was able to call police immediately after the incident occurred,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD.

The female victim had a massage booked at a business near West Broadway Avenue and Macdonald Street on February 10. It is alleged the unlicensed male massage practitioner assaulted her while she was laying on the massage table.

“We hope this result can bring peace to the woman involved,” adds Constable Visintin.

Chun Zhen Tang, 55, has been charged with one count of sexual assault. He was released on bail with a court ordered condition prohibiting him from providing massage treatment to any female.

Tang is due back in court next month.