Crime

Local veteran reports sexual assault at massage business

Aiqin Feng, 48, of Flushing, N.Y., was arrested for sexually assaulting a veteran Joma Chinese Massage at the Nittany Mall. Feng is free on $50,000 secured bond.
Aiqin Feng, 48, of Flushing, N.Y., was arrested for sexually assaulting a veteran Joma Chinese Massage at the Nittany Mall. Feng is free on $50,000 secured bond. Photo provided

Charges have been filed against a Flushing, N.Y., woman after a man said he was sexually assaulted at a Centre County massage business.

Aiqin Feng, 48, is charged with felony sexual assault and misdemeanor indecent assault. She was arraigned Tuesday by District Judge Tom Jordan and placed in Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

According to court records, Feng was released on bond Thursday.

State College police say Feng was arrested after a complaint from a man who visited Joma Chinese Massage at the Nittany Mall.

The man told police on Aug. 10 that he had just been assaulted at the business. A combat veteran, the man said he had received massages at Joma in the past to help previously sustained injuries, but on this occasion, the hourlong deep tissue massage did not follow the normal pattern.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Feng removed the man’s underwear without his consent. The man, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, blacked out. He later became aware that Feng was touching him sexually, he told police.

Feng then allegedly directed him to go to the ATM for cash rather than using his debit card to pay for the massage, following him to the machine.

“He was so upset and shocked by what just happened that he struggled to get his PIN correct and got it wrong twice,” said Detective David Scicchitano in his affidavit.

The man said Feng demanded $140, twice the posted cost of a deep tissue massage.

The man took a picture of Feng with his cellphone, police said. He identified her as the woman in question from her New York driver’s license.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Attempts to talk with management at Joma were unsuccessful.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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