Carpinteria massage therapist charged with sexual battery

March 27, 2021

Xiaodong Mei

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 46-year-old male massage therapist on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting clients.

After two people reported Xiaodong Mei had sexually assaulted them during their massages at Max Relaxin in Carpintaria, detectives opened an investigation. A detective posing as a customer went to Max Relaxin for a massage on Friday, and Mei allegedly sexually battered the deputy.

Following the assault, deputies arrested Mei and booked him into the Southern Branch Jail on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment, in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Investigators are asking anyone with knowledge of additional crimes associated with Mei or Max Relax in Carpinteria to please contact Detective Cockrell at (805) 681-4175. Victim advocates are available to ensure that survivors are kept informed and supported throughout the criminal justice process.


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Jorge Estrada

With the name, dong mei, he should have picked different profession.


paragon

A masseur named Dong Mei, a detective named Cockrell, I think all names were appropriate in this case. ;)


Downtown Bob

Did the suspect get enticed into this crime? “please contact Detective Cockrell”


Wildrnes

Never let a guy with the word “dong” in his name massage you.


JThomas

Some men go to a prostitute (not me). The ladies go to him and he got paid, not the ending he had in mind.


nunsense

Not quite the happy ending he was expecting.


info

No happy ending for you