NORTH READING – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and North Reading Chief of Police Michael Murphy have confirmed that Daniel Feener, 35, of Peabody was arraigned Tuesday in Woburn District Court on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery in connection with allegedly assaulting a female client during a massage at Tai Chi Acupuncture & Wellness Center in North Reading.
On, Monday, October 14, the victim, an adult female, who is not known to the defendant, came to the Tai Chi Acupuncture & Wellness Center in North Reading for a scheduled massage. The victim requested a massage focusing on her shoulders and back. At some point during the massage the defendant allegedly began touching the victim inappropriately and proceed to assault her before also placing her hand on him. The victim allegedly asked the defendant to stop and subsequently reported the assault to North Reading Police.
Due to the nature of the assault Police believe there may be other individuals who may have been victimized by the defendant.
The defendant is described as a white male, approximately six feet tall, with brown hair. It is believed that Daniel Feener, who goes by “Daniel” at work, completed massage school in 2018 and is licensed with the state of Massachusetts. Feener has reportedly worked at Tai Chi Acupuncture & Wellness Center in North Reading for several months as a per diem employee and it is not yet known if Feener has worked in other area massage or wellness centers.
Police are asking any member of the public who may have been a client of Daniel Feener’s (pictured below), and believe there was inappropriate or indecent behavior while services were being delivered to them, to contact North Reading Police at North Reading Detectives @ 978-357-5067 or 978-657-tips or submit a tip through anonymous text through NRPD.org
Daniel Feener was ordered held pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2019.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is innocent until proven guilty.