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A HEALTH spa owner ac­cused of drunk­enly mas­sag­ing a male cus­tomer’s thighs while wear­ing a bikini has been cleared of sex­ual as­sault.

Kerry Brock­le­bank, 43, was al­leged to have re­peat­edly rubbed the man de­spite his protes­ta­tions.

While ad­mit­ting to be­ing “tipsy” and in swimwear at the time, she de­nied the charge, in­sist­ing she only touched the man’s calf mus­cles, which are not an “eroge­nous sex­ual zone”.

Fol­low­ing a trial Brock­le­bank, who lives at the at Hunt­ing­don Spa and UK Sports Mas­sage in Cam­bridgeshire, was cleared by the jury of sex­ual as­sault, an al­ter­na­tive charge of bat­tery and per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

She had bro­ken down while telling FLIRTED: Spa owner Brock­le­bank was cleared of sex­ual as­sault the court how the ac­cu­sa­tion had wrecked her life.

Pros­e­cu­tor Stephen Mather sug­gested Brock­le­bank had touched the al­leged vic­tim for her sex­ual grat­i­fi­ca­tion, a claim she de­nied.

She said she had ear­lier flirted with the keen run­ner and called him “dar­ling” as he waited for a sports mas­sage from ther­a­pist Henry God­free, but claimed there was no at­trac­tion.

The trial at Cam­bridge Crown Court heard the qual­i­fied sports ther­a­pist had been “just a lit­tle bit tipsy”, hav­ing drunk a glass of prosecco and two flutes of cham­pagne while cel­e­brat­ing a friend’s birth­day on Oc­to­ber 11, 2016.

Brock­le­bank said she had ex­pected to find the sports mas­sage room empty when she went in dressed in a “quite bor­ing, con­ser­va­tive” polka dot swim­ming cos­tume, to fetch dry tow­els.

She told the court she was alarmed to find the al­leged vic­tim ly­ing the wrong way with­out a towel, be­cause Mr God­free had a his­tory of in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour.

“When I en­tered the room, (the al­leged vic­tim) looked shocked and em­bar­rassed. I was pretty shocked and em­bar­rassed my­self be­cause he was ly­ing in an in­ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner,” she pre­vi­ously said.

“As an ice-breaker, be­cause I felt awkward, was part of the rea­son I asked to mas­sage his calf.”

She added: “I think I may have in­ter­rupted some­thing per­sonal or in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­tween him and Henry. It was the only thing that makes any sense as to why he re­acted the way he did.”

The busi­ness­woman said free­lance ther­a­pist Mr God­free, who is in his early 20s, had once “ex­posed” her body while giv­ing her a mas­sage, and told her he wanted to cover her in straw­berry sauce on an­other oc­ca­sion.

She claimed con­tact with her ac­cuser lasted “for a mat­ter of sec­onds”, be­fore she stopped when he said: “No, I’m here for Henry.”

Over­come with emo­tion, Brock­le­bank told the court the or­deal had de­stroyed her pro­fes­sion and her home.

She said the al­le­ga­tions had left her feel­ing “sui­ci­dal”, adding: “(Mr God­free) had al­ways been very jovial with me, I didn’t un­der­stand why he was turn­ing nasty with me.”

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