A massage therapist from Massachusetts was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of inappropriately touching two customers, according to Swansea police.
Officials said Frank Ferdinand Jr., 59, of Onset, is a self-employed massage therapist who rents space and works out of the Harmony Day Spa. Authorities received a report that the suspect had allegedly inappropriately touched a patron during a massage.
As the investigation developed, police learned of a second victim who also reported being inappropriately touched by Ferdinand during a massage.
Ferdinand was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older, according to authorities. Police said the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Board of Registration of Massage Therapy were alerted of Ferdinand's arrest.
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He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday at the Fall River District Court. It is unclear if he has an attorney.