Kansas City, Missouri 2021-09-22 20:01:43 –
Kansas City, MO — An Olathe massager charged with sexual assault in December 2020 urged additional casualties three months later and pleaded guilty to the Johnson County District Court on Wednesday.
Kulavudhi Kasemvudhi, 57, was sentenced to three years in prison but was given a suspended sentence. He is subject to two years of probation and must be registered as a sex offender for 15 years.
“I leave a great deal to these three brave women who are willing to go out and show them what happened. Very brave … very individual. Need to talk about something related to a lot of trauma, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe told KSHB41 News about the plea and the announcement of the decision.
NS First victim before On December 1, 2020, he sent a statement to KSHB 41 News after the decision was announced after alleging that he had been assaulted at Balanced Life Massage and Wellness in Olathe.
“Unfortunately, people like Kasembudi can’t stop until others stand up and speak,” said a woman who wasn’t identified for being a victim of sexual assault. “I hope that by moving forward, I was able to prevent this from happening to others.”
After the first victim came forward and Howe’s office announced the case in December 2020, two more victims came forward and Kasembudi was sexually assaulted on March 15, 2021. Was charged with two additional counts.
“In reality, there were more than three victims, but the other two women were comfortable enough to proceed with the prosecution,” Howe said.
Sexual batteries are a Class A misdemeanor.
“You know, I think a lot of people will ask why he doesn’t go to jail,” Howe said. “Unfortunately, these are misdemeanors, and because of the prison population, it is very difficult to imprison individuals for these types of crimes, even if they are horrific crimes. It is by the victims. It really violates the trust placed on them. “
Kasemvudhi must also serve for 60 days under house arrest before probation begins. He is forbidden to massage or contact victims as part of a judicial transaction.
“Also, for individuals who are victims of sexual assault, remember that we have a great organization, MOCSA, here in Metro. It can support you and you want to prosecute the case. Whether or not the organization will give you the healing support you need to move forward, “Howe said.
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