Masseur convicted for sexual assault when client slept

Patrick Foo Tzeng, 58, was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 29-year-old female client of a Richmond district foot spa.

A San Francisco Superior Court jury found Tzeng guilty of committing oral copulation and sexual penetration of an unconscious person, according to the District Attorney’s office.

The incident occurred Jan. 22, 2013 when the victim went to the foot spa where she was a regular customer.

Her normal masseur was absent so Tzeng offered to do the job.

According to court documents some time during the massage she fell asleep and Tzeng pulled down her leggings and removed her underwear.

Then he began to perform oral sex and put his fingers insider of her. She awoke and fled from the building and then reported the incident to police.

Police found Tzeng’s DNA on her clothing, and evidence consistent with saliva cells.

When questioned about the incident, and later the DNA sample, Tzeng denied any involvement in the crime.

“The victim in this case showed immense courage and patience in her search for justice,” said Assistant District Attorney O’Bryan Kenney in a statement about the case.  “If not for her bravery this man could have hurt others.”

Tzeng’s attorney, Tal Klement, did not return a call for comment.

Tzeng’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 15 at 9 AM in Department 10.

He faces up to 8 years in state prison.


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