Aug 06, 2022

Police: 3 women accuse Kan. massage therapist of sexual battery

Posted Aug 06, 2022 2:00 AM
Sample-photo Sedgwick County
Sample-photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged sexual assault by a massage therapist and have made an arrest.

On May 23, police received a report from a 38-year-old woman that a male massage therapist had sexually assaulted her during a massage at an East Wichita massage establishment, according to Office Trevor Macy.

The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Zachary Sample of Belle Plaine who was an employee of the business at that time.

Two additional victims – a 29-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman – reported being sexually assaulted by Sample during the month of May.

After extensive follow-up by detectives, a warrant was issued for Sample’s arrest through the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. Police located and arrested Sample on the warrant Thursday night.

He was booked on three charges of sexual battery. The massage establishment where the crimes were alleged to have happened has cooperated with the investigation and Sample is no longer employed there, according to Macy.