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Detectives Charge Masseur With Sex Assault; Seek Additional Victims

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigation Division have charged Gavin Anthony Otto, age 42, of the 7200 block of Blanchard Drive in Derwood, with sex offenses he committed while working as a masseur at the Red Door Spa in Kentlands. Detectives believe that Otto may have sexually assaulted additional victims at the spa in his role as a masseur.

On July 7, a 32-year-old female reported to police that she received a massage by Otto at the Red Door Spa and that he sexually assaulted her during the massage.

On Nov. 17, a 37-year-old female reported to police that she received a massage by Otto at the Red Door Spa and that he inappropriately touched her during the massage.

On Nov. 25, detectives obtained a warrant for Otto’s arrest charging him with one count of second-degree sex offense and one count of fourth-degree sex offense. Investigators arrested Otto at his Derwood home on Dec. 2. He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

Anyone who believes that he/she was a victim of inappropriate contact by Otto or has any information about inappropriate contact by Otto is urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240.773.5050.

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