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Port St. Lucie massage therapist accused of sexual battery has been arrested, police say

Posted at 11:05 AM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 23:08:32-04

A Port St. Lucie massage therapist, accused of inappropriately touching a female client, has been arrested, according to police.

The alleged victim claimed it happened during a massage by Patrick Joseph Huff, 45, on March 21. He is co-owner of Hands-On Therapeutic Massage LLC, police said.

While receiving a massage the alleged victim claims Huff touched her genital area and at one point said he whispered in her ear saying, "are we still OK?," according to police. The alleged victim reportedly told Huff she was not OK and that she was done.

Police said they conducted a control call with the alleged victim and Huff and also reviewed text messages. Detectives said the information they gathered "would substantiate the claims by the victim that Huff had sexually battered her."

Police arrested Huff Wednesday and charged him with sexual battery. His bond was set at $50,000.