Man arrested for touching a client inappropriately at Rancho Mirage spa

(Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

Police arrested a Desert Hot Springs man on Wednesday after they say he inappropriately touched two clients at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

Pedro Briceno Leija, 23, was booked on two counts of sexual battery, according to a news release. The Rancho Mirage Police Department began an investigation into allegations that Leija inappropriately touched a client while working as a masseuse at the spa on August 29.

During the investigation, another victim was located.

Police ask anyone with info on the incidents to call the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

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