The disturbing incident happened a few weeks ago, but I haven’t seen much reporting on it. A female traveler decided to get a last-minute massage at Be Relax Massage Studio located in terminal B at Boston (BOS) at the end of May while waiting for her flight to depart. Apparently, an employee took her to a room in the back corner and raped her 35 minutes into the 60 minute massage as she was laying face-down.
The woman immediately asked him to stop, but he continued to touch her inappropriately before leaving the room. The woman left the location in a “distraught state and became physically ill in the airport and she continued to be physically ill throughout her flight.”
Upon returning home, the victim told a relative who contacted the Massachusetts State Police. The employee, 29, was easily identified and later charged with rape.
The establishment issued this statement:
“We have a strong company policy in place which requires all of our employees to be properly screened, licensed and trained,” said Nicholas Briest, CEO of Spa Atlantic, in a statement. “We were shocked to learn of these allegations against our employee, and are cooperating fully with all authorities. During their investigation this employee will have no access to any of our facilities or other secured areas of Logan International Airport.”