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East Palo Alto massage therapist arrested for sexual battery

Man allegedly has been running unregulated massage business out of his home

An East Palo Alto man who has been allegedly running an unregulated massage-therapy business from his home for the past 30 years has been arrested for sexual battery.

East Palo Alto police arrested Bernardino Rosas Valle, 66, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, for an outstanding warrant alleging sexual battery. Police said he's been assisting clients with issues ranging from minor aches and pains to fertility enhancement out of his home on the 2200 block of Brentwood Court, police said. He claims to have been operating the business as a self-proclaimed "sobandero," or masseur, for 30 years.

Police suspect there are additional victims who have not come forward and strongly encourage any witnesses or people with information about this crime to contact Detective Steve Ong at 650-798-5958.

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

This so-called business was allowed to run unregulated for 30 years because...?


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Posted by Sambone
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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Posted by lms
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

lms is a registered user.

@UC Davis Grad: 1. He never advertised or publicized himself as offering services to the public and the cops and detectives in East Palo Alto didn't, and don't, have resources to devote to finding unlicensed massage therapists. I doubt anyone in authority knew what he was doing. 2. He lived in East Palo Alto with his relatives for many years in an extended Latino family (his nephew or cousin or uncle was a neighbor with whom he lived for many years on my street). I never knew what the guy was doing, except cutting the lawn every now and then 3. He found victims in the Latino community by word of mouth, primarily.

I'm glad the pervert is off the street.


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