Location: Sunshine Spa, Camelot Shopping Center, 19470 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, DE
Date of Occurrence: Thursday March 20, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Two 44 year old female employees
Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:
Matthew T. Hudson, 35, Laurel, DE (Photo Attached)
Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer
Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd
Criminal Solicitation 3rd
Arraigned at JP3 and released on $23,200.00 unsecured bond.
Rehoboth, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a 35-year-old Laurel man on assault and other charges after he solicited a female spa worker to perform a sexual act on him.
The incident began around 10:00 p.m. Thursday night when Matthew T. Hudson arrived at Sunshine Spa on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth to receive a massage. While Hudson was receiving his massage he asked the 44 year old female masseuse to perform a sexual act. When the female told him they do not provide sexual services, Hudson insisted by showing her a badge and informing her that he was an FBI agent. The victim then refunded the money rendered for the massage and an argument ensued between the two resulting in Hudson pushing her into a wall and not allowing her to leave. At one point, the other female employee entered the room and was thrown to the ground where she was physically restrained by Hudson. The two females were eventually allowed to leave the room and quickly ran out of the building where they got into their vehicle and drove away. Hudson also left the business and began following him them in his own vehicle.
The females were able to telephone a friend in New York who in turn contacted Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) to report the incident. Due to the female’s language barrier, the male friend on the phone was able to translate the information to the responding troopers who eventually located them in the parking lot of Wawa near Dartmouth Drive in Lewes. Since Hudson had been following the two females, his vehicle description was broadcast over the radio and he was stopped by a trooper in the parking lot of Midway Outlet Shopping Center where he was taken into custody without incident. Hudson was found to be in possession of a police badge and two sets of handcuffs, one of which was left behind at the spa.
Matthew Hudson was brought back to Troop 7 in Lewes where he was arrested for the above listed charges. He was arraigned at JP3 and released on $23,200.00 unsecured bond with no-contact with the victims or the business.
The two females sustained minor injuries but did not request immediate medical attention.