Peoria massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting client

May 3, 2019, 5:20 PM | Updated: 8:41 pm
Anthony Joseph Pagliaro (Peoria Police Department Photo)...
Anthony Joseph Pagliaro (Peoria Police Department Photo)
(Peoria Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX – A West Valley massage therapist was arrested this week after being accused of sexually assaulting a client, authorities said Friday.

Anthony Joseph Pagliaro, 58, was booked Thursday on two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse, according to the Peoria Police Department.

Police began investigating Pagliaro on March 24 after receiving a report that he inappropriately touched a client during a massage.

According to ABC15, Pagliaro allegedly admitted that the touching wasn’t consensual and blamed it on “male stupidity.”

Pagliaro was self-employed and working out of his north Peoria home at the time. He’d previously worked for a Glendale business.

Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the Peoria tip line at 623-773-7045 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.

Tips can also be made via text by typing PPD and a message to 274-637. Peoria police also accept tips online.

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