Tempe massage therapist accused of sexually touching woman

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Gabriel Lopez, 38 By Catherine Holland Gabriel Lopez, 38 By Catherine Holland
Gabriel Lopez, 38 By Catherine Holland Gabriel Lopez, 38 By Catherine Holland

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police arrested a 38-year-old massage therapist Tuesday on suspicion of inappropriately touching a female client.

The victim alleged that Gabriel Lopez had sexually touched her while giving a massage at Massage Envy at 315 W. Elliott Road on June 18, 2014, Tempe Police Lt. Mike Pooley said.

Lopez was taken into custody after authorities received DNA results that confirmed a match.

The suspect initially denied the allegation, Pooley said.

Lopez was booked into jail on one count of sexual abuse.