SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego woman who was sexually assaulted during a massage in Encinitas spoke to 10News Thursday regarding her experience.
A jury convicted George W. Lindsey III of sexual battery for his February attack on a woman during a massage at Massage Heights in Encinitas.
Lindsey was a licensed therapist. The victim, who is only being identified as Jane Doe in court documents, filed a lawsuit against both Lindsey and Massage Heights earlier this month.
“I thought I was in a safe place. that's why I went there,” the woman told 10News. “This particular day was a little unusual in that he was the only one that was there.”
Minutes into the massage she says Lindsey started giving her oral sex.
“I became very scared, and I told him to stop.”
She said he went even further.
“He did sexually assault me.”
This is when her fear turned to sheer terror.
“He placed his hands around my neck like this, where two of his fingers were next to my jugular and my carotid.”
Thinking Lindsey was going to kill her, she thought about the most important things in her life.
“My kids are the ones I thought of first when his hands were around my neck. And I thought, ‘who is going to take care of my babies?’”
She said she did not scream because she didn't think anyone would hear her. Instead, she decided to talk her way out of it.
She told him, “Let's just keep this between you and me.”
Several months later, a jury convicted Lindsey of sexual battery. He apologized in court but she felt his words were hollow.
“He never looked at me one time when he said this.”
She is hoping time and therapy will restore some semblance of normalcy in her life.
The state permanently revoked Lindsey’s massage license and he was ordered to register as a sex offender.