A Huntington Beach man was free on bail Thursday following his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting three developmentally disabled women while providing unlicensed massage services in their Costa Mesa homes.
Costa Mesa police said they are looking for other potential victims of 52-year-old Rusty Lee Love, who also worked as a driver for an unidentified ride-hailing service, operating between Orange and San Diego counties.
Love was arrested Dec. 21 on suspicion of sexual assault, and was later released on $50,000 bail. Police said Love allegedly assaulted the three women, with whom he was acquainted, while providing in-home massages between 2017 and 2018.
Love told NBC4 that he was a massage therapist for his accuser, and the accusations are wrong.
"She just got mad because she was asking me if I'd be here boyfriend and stuff," said Love. "I said, 'No.' I'm a caregiver. I take care of people. I have plenty of people that'll vouch for my character."
Following his arrest, detectives learned about Love's work for a ride-hailing service and believe he may have come in contact with other potential victims through his job as a driver.
Anyone with information or who suspects they may have been victimized was asked to call Costa Mesa police Detective Rob Dimel at (714) 754-5363.