Paragould massage therapist arrested for rape

Police arrested a Paragould massage therapist on suspicion of rape after they say he sexually...
Police arrested a Paragould massage therapist on suspicion of rape after they say he sexually assaulted a customer.(Greene County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 10:35 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2022 at 7:49 AM CDT
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PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) -Police arrested a Paragould massage therapist on suspicion of rape after they say he sexually assaulted a customer.

According to court documents. a woman reported 73-year-old Phillip Brinkley sexually assaulted her while she was getting a massage at a local massage parlor.

“The victim disclosed a sexual act that constitutes rape by definition of the statute,” the affidavit stated.

During a Sept. 12 interview, police said Brinkley “gave self-incriminating statements.”

On Tuesday, Greene County District Judge Daniel Stidham found probable cause to charge Brinkley with one count of rape and set his bond at $75,000 in any form.

According to the online jail roster, Brinkley has been released from the Greene County Detention Center.