Unlicensed Vestavia Hills massage parlor owner accused of sexually abusing 14 women

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VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) — (UPDATE 5/17): Vestavia Hills Police Lt. Mike Keller said a total of 14 women have come forward, alleging sexual abuse against the owner of Oasis Day Spa, Levan Johnson.

Now, 14 warrants have been issued against Johnson.

Keller said Johnson’s bond was recently reduced to $140,000. Johnson has posted bond and is not currently in jail. A hearing date has not been set.

The 14 victims all come from different backgrounds; Keller said the one thing they all have in common is their similar stories of alleged abuse from Johnson.

Police believe there are additional victims related to their case and encourage anyone that may have been a victim of criminal activity at Oasis Day Spa to call Vestavia Hills Police at 205-978-0140. Keller assures victims their privacy and discretion are of utmost priority in the investigation.

(UPDATE 3/5): Vestavia Hills business owner, Levan Johnson, is now facing more charges following sex abuse allegations.

According to court documents, Johnson is now charged with 13 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of women who had been to Oasis Day Spa.

UPDATE (2/11): The Vestavia Hills Police Department has added additional charges against Levan Uriah Johnson for first degree sexual abuse. This brings his total number of charges to 11. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $660,000 bond.

ORIGINAL (2/2): A Vestavia Hills business owner has been charged for sexually abusing four women over the course of three months.

Levan Uriah Johnson, 43, has been charged with six counts of sexual contact by forcible compulsion. The incidents occurred between Nov. 24, 2020 and Jan. 21, 2021.

Johnson is listed as the owner of Oasis Day Spa and Wellness Center in Vestavia Hills. As of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, CBS 42 has not confirmed if the alleged sexual abuse took place at the business.

In searching the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy licensing site, neither Johnson nor his business, Oasis Day Spa, have licenses. The business’ license status is pending and shows no license has been issued. In searching for any type of license or application for a license for Johnson, no records were found.

Vestavia Hills Police Captain Shane Ware is investigating. He is asking if anyone else has an incident to report, to call police at 205-978-0139.

“We are seeking to find any victims or potential victims that have been involved in situations that may have occurred at this location,” said Ware. “If anybody feels they may have been a victim of any criminal activity that has occurred at this location, they need to call the Vestavia Hills police department.”

Johnson is now being held at the Jefferson County Jail on $360,000 bond.

For resources for survivors of sexual assault, click here.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42, as this is a developing story.

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