A CHINESE masseur who sexually assaulted 14 female customers abused one of the women in front of her young daughter and another in front of her son.
Many of Xiawen Shen’s victims told police they felt scared, sick, and unable to ask the 45-year-old to stop the abuse.
Shen, who also calls himself “Jack”, has admitted to indecently assaulting the women between February 2016 to January.
The Chinese national begged one of the victims not to report him to the police.
He told the woman he was sorry after rubbing her breasts and groin last March, but then told her she should “relax and enjoy the good things in life”.
“I'm very sorry,” he told her.
“I have never done anything like this before.
“I really like you".
During one of the assaults, at the Royal Hands Chinese Massage in West End Plaza last November, Shen told a woman that she should eat more Chinese food before rubbing his hands near her vagina.
He then offered to attend her home, cook for her, and asked for her address.
She later told police she was “tense, scared, and hated the entire massage.”
The following month, Shen spoke quietly in hushed tones to another woman before brushing his penis on her hand and grinding his crotch into her arm and rubbing his hands up her thighs.
Other women had their genitals rubbed after Shen told them to remove their underwear.
He held one woman down using his body weight.
The 45-year-old offered to perform sexual acts on one of the customers, and she repeatedly declined.
He would later claim the woman had wanted him to touch her, and claimed she had enjoyed it, but agreed it was inappropriate and unprofessional.
Most incidents occurred at the Royal Hands, but some occurred at Balance Chinese Massage in the Albury Myer shopping centre.
In most cases, Shen had asked the women to strip to their underwear
The incidents came to an end when his last victim reported Shen after he pulled down her underwear and rubbed his hands near her groin.
Shen was charged and more victims came forward to report similar experiences.
He was banned from performing any form of massage.
He faced the Albury Local Court on Monday and will be sentenced on July 27.