Las Cruces Massage Therapist Charged With Criminal Sexual Penetration

Jun 10, 2014

   A Las Cruces man was arrested last week on charges of criminal sexual penetration after his client told Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators he was violated during a massage therapy session.

   On June 6, David Figueroa, 48, was reportedly called to the victim’s home off El Camino Real to help relieve back pain that the victim was experiencing. During the massage, the victim said Figueroa moved to the victim’s buttocks area. The victim reportedly told Figueroa he was uncomfortable and to not massage in that area.

   Figueroa continued, and again massaged the buttocks area of the victim, allegedly inserting his thumb into the victim’s anus.

   The victim reportedly jumped off the massage bench and allegedly hit Figueroa in the mouth. Figueroa reportedly left the victim’s home but was located shortly thereafter and arrested.  

   Figueroa was charged with criminal sexual penetration and was booked on a $25,000 secured bond.

Information from: Dona Ana County Sheriffs