Vancouver masseur arrested for sexually assaulting customer

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Toe to Soul at 678 West Broadway in Vancouver in Oct. 2018. Photo via Google Street View

Police in Vancouver announced Friday the arrest of a masseur working on the city’s west side for sexual assault.

Amado Ramos, 61, has been a masseur at the Toe to Soul Relax Lounge at 678 West Broadway. Authorities allege Ramos used his position at the massage parlour to assault a customer, a 31-year-old Vancouver woman, last month.

Police add that they believe there are other victims, and they hope they come forward.

“Our main objective is identify anyone else who may have been victimized, and to complete full investigations,” says VPD Const. Steve Addision in a media release.

Ramos was charged September 6 with sexual assault and is now free on bail.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the VPD Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Toe to Soul Relax Lounge operates two additional locations, one on Robson Street in Vancouver and one at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom