Additional charges filed against New Brighton masseuse convicted of criminal sexual conduct

Wade Rio Wutschke
Wade Rio Wutschke

A New Brighton man convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in November for fondling a female victim at his St. Anthony massage parlor in July 2014 has been accused of a similar crime dating back to 2012.

Charges filed on Jan. 23 against Wade Rio Wutschke, 55, alleged he touched a woman’s private parts during a massage at Massage Envy in Roseville on April 7, 2012.

Wutschke is charged once more with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, for which the maximum sentence is 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both.

The alleged victim of the 2012 incident, who was 37-years-old at the time, told Roseville police she recognized Wutschke from a newspaper article she read about the summer 2014 assault.

According to the criminal complaint, she told police she went to the Roseville massage parlor for a birthday massage. She says she disrobed, covering her private parts with towels, and Wutschke massaged her back for roughly half an hour.

The alleged victim says she turned over and Wutschke massaged her legs and arms. Near the end of the massage, Wutschke allegedly reached under the towel and fondled the woman’s crotch for a few seconds, saying “You got a little something extra,” according to the complaint.

The complaint says the woman was shocked by the incident and that she “didn’t know what to do.” She told her husband and friends about the alleged assault about a year before she went to the police.

Wutschke was sentenced to five years’ probation and 120 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse on Nov. 12 last year following an incident in which he touched a 22-year-old woman’s breasts at his St. Anthony business, Tropical Treat Massage, on July 1, 2014.

According to the criminal complaint from that incident, Wutschke told the victim she had “nice breasts,” asked her if she “liked it,” and kissed her on the cheek.

Following the incident, the complaint says Wutschke put his finger over his lips and told the victim “Shhhh,” something she said she interpreted as an instruction to keep quiet about the incident.

The St. Anthony City Council suspended Wutschke’s business license shortly after those charges were filed.

—Mike Munzenrider


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