NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The 17-count indictment against Tarek Mentouri shows 13 women came to detectives with accounts of being sexually assaulted, raped and harassed by the former massage therapist.

Our News4 Investigation has found 18 women making claims that Mentouri sexually touched them or himself during massages or job interviews.

In the last month, a 19thwoman contacted News4 Investigates making the same claims, but News4 has not corroborated her claims.

When asked about the differences in numbers, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said the investigation is still ongoing.

The indictments state that the 13 women, identified only by their initials, endured unlawful sexual contact, unlawful sexual penetration and alarming communication at Mentouri's hands.

Mentouri was arrested on Thursday at his home on Glade Street in North Nashville where one of his massage businesses was located.

An 11-month investigation by News4 Investigates uncovered women began filing complaints with police and the state in 2018, but Mentouri’s license wasn’t stripped until last summer after our investigations began to air.

After his license was stripped, News4 Investigates also found him continuing to book massage appointments.

Mentouri remains in the Davidson County jail on a $500,000 bond.


Chief Investigative Reporter

Jeremy Finley is the chief investigator for News4 Investigates. His reporting has resulted in criminal convictions, legislative hearings before the U.S. Congress, and the payout of more than a million dollars to scam victims.

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