Massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting client

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) - The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 55-year-old Litchfield man for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at the massage business where he was employed.

According to prosecutors, the 42-year-old victim contacted the Edwardsville Police Department on April 30 to report the assault, which occurred at a local Massage Luxe.

Management at the massage business cooperated with investigators, leading them to arrest Ronnie Blom on Wednesday. Blom has since been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Blom was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. If convicted, he faces between four and 15 years in prison on each count. He remains in custody at Madison County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Prosecutors suspect Blom may have victimized other people prior to this incident and Massage Luxe management is asking previous clients to come forward.