Davis Masseur Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges

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DAVIS -- Tucked in the back of a dance studio on a quiet Davis street, you'll find "Oh My Aching Back," where Rodwin Vibat runs a massage parlor. Davis Police arrested the 44-year-old masseur Thursday at his business on 3rd Street.

He's accused of sexual battery against a female client said to be in her 30s.

Several women who live and work nearby are disturbed and disgusted over the accusations that another women was violated while in such a vulnerable position.

"I just think the extent people will go with their own selfish needs disgusts me," Davis resident Michelle Martinez said.

Gaia Daystar, who works across the street, agrees. "I usually tend to, if I'm getting a massage, ask for a woman because it makes me feel more comfortable," she said.

A business Facebook page with a five star rating shows photos of Vibat with clients, saying Vibat is well trained and certified from Western Career College.

While many are relieved the masseur was caught, the concern now is that there could be other victims out there.

"The concern is [his] access to other victims, and possibly other victims that are out there that we don't know about. A lot of times when people are assaulted that way, they feel embarrassed to come forward," said Lt. Paul Doroshov with the Davis Police Department.

Vibat, a Woodland resident, is behind bars at the Yolo County Jail facing a sexual battery charge.

Davis Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call (530)747-5400.

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