Further sexual assault charges for Kanata masseur

KANATA — A Kanata-based masseur is facing more charges of sexual assault as Ottawa police continue their investigation in to the alleged crimes.

“Today (April 3), the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit (SACA) charged Luis Aroche, 53-years-old of Ottawa, who is practicing massage in his Kanata residence with a further three counts of sexual assault and two counts of both false pretenses and uttering a forged document,” the OPS released in a statement.

Aroche was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault March 1. Aroche is scheduled to appear in court on June 23 regarding the new charges.

SACA investigators are concerned that there could be other victims.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPS Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit Tip Line at 613-236-1222 ext. 5760 or to e-mail mcm@ottawapolice.ca,” the OPS said. “Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers, toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.”