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SCSQUARED halfBy Eric Heinz

A San Clemente massage therapist was convicted Tuesday of sexual battery against four women and inappropriately touching another woman, according to an Orange County District Attorney’s Office press release. Ping Li, 51, San Clemente, was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and one misdemeanor count of simple battery.

“At the time of the crime, Li co-owned and operated Massage Clover in San Clemente,” the release stated. Li worked as a licensed massage therapist.

Li is accused of the four incidents between June 4, 2014, and Oct. 4, 2014, in which he sexual battery against three female clients between the ages of 20 and 57 years old. His is also accused of committing sexual battery against a female employee by “coming up from behind her and touching her … over her clothes when there were no other employees or customers around,” the release stated. The victims reported the crimes to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, which investigated this case.

Li faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $10,000 fine, according to the DA’s Office. Sentencing will take place 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in department H-12, Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.


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