Second Woman Reports Sexual Assault By Massage Therapist

As police continued searching for a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl during a massage at her north suburban home, a second woman has reported contact with him.

The second woman contacted police shortly after Sunday's attack was made public, Lindenhurst Police Chief Jack McKeever said Tuesday.

"We don't have many details about this particular incident, but this happened within the last few months," he said. "It is currently under investigation."

In Sunday's incident, the teen told police she won a free massage advertised at a local hair and nail salon. While the man was giving the massage at her home, the girl believed he was touching her inappropriately and asked him to stop. When he did not comply, she screamed, police said.

The girl's grandmother entered the room and the man gathered his massage equipment and fled.

Authorities say other such incidents may have occurred but were not reported.

"It is likely there may be others as well," McKeever said. "It is possible that the same offer may be displayed at other venues and others could be in danger."

The suspect was described as a Middle Eastern man in his 30s with black hair, dark skin, large nose and bulging eyes. He identified himself as "Bin" or "Ben" and was last seen driving a silver Toyota Camry, police said.

Police Cmdr. Kevin Klahs said the posted advertisement should have been a dead giveaway. It offered "a free one hour Swedish massage at the comfort of your own home" and included a form asking for the contestant's age, marital status and number of children.

The promotion identified the business as Midwest Swedish Massage, but authorities have been unable to trace it.

McKeever said his department and the Lake County Sheriff's office are disseminating information throughout the county and southeast Wisconsin.

To report information, call Lindenhurst police at 847-356-5400.

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