A man has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting a customer during a shopping mall massage.

Police allege the 58-year-old Christchurch man indecently assaulted a female customer while giving her a massage at a shopping mall last Friday, said detective Damon Wells.

He has been remanded on bail without plea and will reappear on January 7 next year.

"The customer has done the right thing by coming forward and reporting the incident to police," said Wells.


Anyone else with concerns about whether they were treated inappropriately during a massage should report their experience to detective Wells on (03) 363 7859 or Christchurch police on (03) 363 7400.

- nzherald.co.nz