LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MASSAGE THERAPIST CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY

October 31, 2014
Case # 14HM08787

LAW ENFORCEMENT SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MASSAGE THERAPIST CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY OF TWO WOMEN IN SAN CLEMENTE MASSAGE PARLOR

NEWPORT BEACH – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) are seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a massage therapist who inappropriately touched two women in his San Clemente massage parlor business. Ping Li, 51, San Clemente, was charged today with four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail and an $8,000 fine. The defendant is out of custody on $100,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-8, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

At the time of the crime, Li owned and operated Massage Clover in San Clemente. Li is accused of working as a licensed massage therapist. Between June 4, 2014, and Oct. 4, 2014, Li is accused of committing sexual battery by inappropriately touching a coworker and a client on four separate occasions. The victims reported the crimes to OCSD, who investigated this case. 

The investigation in this case is on-going. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCSD’s Special Victims Unit at (714) 647-7418 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at (714) 834-7538.

Deputy District Attorney Ed Grubaugh is prosecuting this case.