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STOCKTON (CBS13) — A man who has worked as a massage therapist in Stockton for decades has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, authorities say.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says, on Tuesday, deputies served a search warrant at the 1900 block of 9th Street business.

Deputies say the man, 53-year-old Emiliano Canada-Vargas, had worked at the business for about 30 years despite not having any formal schooling in massage.

Canada-Vargas was arrested. He is now facing charges of forcible rape and sexual assault.

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Investigators believe there could be more victims. Anyone other possible victim is urged to call (209) 486-4425 to talk to detectives.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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