Massage accused has brief court appearance

A MASSEUR accused of multiple sex offences against clients has made a brief appearance in court. 

Xiawen Shen has been charged with 13 counts of indecent assault stemming from his work at the Royal Hands Chinese Massage at West End Plaza in Albury. 

Albury Local Court this week heard the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will take over the matter. 

Shen had applied to be excused from the next hearing in person, which was denied, and return to court on May 1.