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Police: Internet-Ordered Masseuse Reports Sexual Harassment

A dispute ensued after the defendant demanded, "something more should take place."

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A Dobbs Ferry man is being charged with criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching after misinterpreting the services included by a masseuse he ordered online, police said.

Police said James Corradina, 53, ordered a massage from a female masseuse on Lavalife.com – an online dating site – on Wednesday, Jan. 1. After the initial massage was given in the defendant's home, the victim reported that a dispute ensued after he demanded, “something more should take place.”

Corradina allegedly “grabbed her buttocks numerous times,” which led to a physical struggle. During the altercation, the defendant took the victim’s cell phone and broke it, while not letting her leave his residence. The phone was valued at more than $250, police said.

Police said Corradina is being charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching, harassment, and petty larceny – all misdemeanors.

The defendant was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 2 and arraigned in Hastings-on-Hudson with a $1,000 bail, as there was no court in Dobbs Ferry that day. Police said Corradina has since posted bail and is scheduled to appear in Dobbs Ferry court on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m.  

Isosceles Quadrangle January 06, 2014 at 03:45 PM
I don't think we should be too hasty in condemning Mr. Corradina's actions here. Besides affording him his due presumption of innocence, there are some economic factors that should be considered, chief among them being the implied contract between he and the traveling massage therapist. Now I'm no expert on such matters, but I should think that a general market-derived price point for what I can only assume is an unlicensed amateur masseuse is a piece of financial information that should be easily ascertainable. Should Mr. Corradina have offered or presented moneys in great excess of this amount, that should cast doubt as to the intent of this woman in her professional pursuits here. This is not to condone imprisonment or destruction of private property, but if at the crux of the matter an implicit contract between the two (no matter how ill-conceived) was nullified on site by one of the agreeing parties, then Corradina's original demand that "something more should take place" may not have been completely unfounded. I think we've all been taken in by the old bait-and-switch in our lives as consumers and it is never pleasant. With the stress of the holidays still fresh in our rear view mirrors I could see something like this being a final straw type event, sparking the remainder of the night's shenanigans. Further, is soliciting outcall massage services something that routinely occurs on dating sites? This too seems suspect. I will be keeping a keen eye on this case, easily the biggest Rivertowns happening of 2014 thus far.
Sterling January 06, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Jimmy's not happy. Jimmy couldn't believe what happened. Jimmy didn't want a massage. This chick didn't wanna go around the world for the money Jimmy agreed upon. Jimmy did nothing wrong. You say your gonna sell Jimmy some oranges for 5 bucks and you show up and tell Jimmy the oranges will cost Jimmy 50, and all Jimmy can have are some apples? Jimmy didn't order apples. Jimmy doesn't like apples. Jimmy was pretty sweet on the deal agreed upon. Jimmy doesn't like getting all excited anticipating eating oranges and not being allowed to touch the oranges. Jimmy liked the orange he saw on-line. Jimmy wanted that orange. Jimmy paid for that orange. Jimmy doesn't like misunderstandings. This is embarrassing for Jimmy. Jimmy's angry. Jimmy's very, very, angry.
Isosceles Quadrangle January 07, 2014 at 08:52 AM
Hands off Jimmy. Don't touch Jimmy!

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