Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Know victims of assault under pretense of acupuncture therapy? The OCDA needs your help.

Posted by CotoBlogzz 12-29-2010

SANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County District Attorney's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims of  Thuan Van Nguyen, charged with sexually assaulting a woman in his Santa Ana home under the pretense of performing acupuncture therapy.

Nguyen, 56, Santa Ana, will be arraigned on an amended complaint for two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery by fraud, three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, and one misdemeanor count of practicing acupuncture without a license.

On July 3, 2010, 38-year-old Jane Doe went to the Nguyen's Santa Ana home to receive acupuncture therapy. The victim's mother had met Nguyen at a pharmacy in Westminster and he is accused of claiming to be an acupuncture therapist who could help her with her physical ailments.

Nguyen is accused of taking the victim into a bedroom, which contained no medical or massage equipment.  Jane Doe reported the sexual assault to the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) the following day.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact SAPD Detective Mike Judson at (714) 245-8378 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Carl Waddell at (714) 834-7538.

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