Unlicensed Massage Therapist Arrested for Sexual Assault in UP

Stephen Mark Boyd, a 58-year-old Dallas resident who was working as an unlicensed massage therapist, was arrested June 6 by the University Park Police Department on a charge of sexual assault.

A female victim reportedly contacted the department on June 3 about an incident that, allegedly, occurred a few days earlier while she was receiving a massage at Boyd’s place of business in the 3400 block of Westminster in Snider Plaza.

Boyd posted a $10,000 bond and was released on the day of his arraignment.

Police reported Boyd’s license expired on July 31, 2007. Its’ original effective date was February 6, 1990.

According to the Yelp Page for Boyd Massage, Boyd said he has been doing massages since 1989, using ‘intuitive touch’ and specializes in specialize in deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial release.

As part of preparing a sexual assault case against Boyd, the UPPD is actively seeking assistance from the public concerning others who may have recently or in the past been victimized in a similar manner.

“If you have information that you think would aid the department in presenting its case to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, please contact UPPD Detective Jenifer Johnston at 214-987-5360 or email her at jjohnston@uptexas.org,” the department said in a release.

More details will be posted as they are released by UPPD.

Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

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