A Queens man working at a foot spa in Massapequa touched a 16-year-old female customer “in a sexual manner,” Nassau County police said.
Bing Yue, 31, of Flushing touched the victim at the Gogo Foot Spa on Broadway at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Police said the victim left the store and notified police, who charged Yue with sexual abuse in the third degree, forcible touching and unauthorized practice of a profession.
Yue worked as a massage therapist, but was not licensed, police said.
Reached Friday, the spa’s owner said Yue had worked there for three years and she did not know whether he had a license.
Maggie, who identified herself as the owner but declined to give her last name, said the teen paid for her massage and did not complain directly to her.
She said her worker denied abusing the customer.
“During massage, if this happens, why doesn’t she scream or stop him?” Maggie said. “But this didn’t happen.”
After the teen had left, Maggie said, “Her friends came in and asked me what was this guy’s name. They said she was crying in the car.” Maggie said she told them to call police.
Yue was awaiting arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.
With Rosemary Olander