UPDATE, JULY 14, 12:45 P.M.: The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was supposed to be giving her acupuncture was convicted by a jury yesterday afternoon. Thuan Van Nguyen's sentencing trial will occur on Aug. 5.
The woman came to Nguyen's Santa Ana residence, and was directed into a bedroom, which contained no massage or medical equipment. Hint No. 2. He then instructed the woman to remove her shirt and lay on the bed, where he then began the treatment--using no needles. Hint No. 3.
No needles, but some active hands. The OC Disctrict Attorney press release gives the details:
[Nguyen] is accused of massaging the victim's back and then beginning to rub her breasts. The startled victim got up and left the room.
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Nguyen is accused of following Jane Doe and convincing her to return to the room by claiming that she will end up with arthritis and back problems if she did not complete her treatment. He is accused of having the victim lie on her back and continuing to sexually assault her by fondling her breasts and vaginal area and rubbing his pelvis against hers. The defendant is accused of telling Jane Doe that the touching was part of the treatment.