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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.”