Sparta massage therapist asks for preliminary hearing

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT)–The Sparta massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting his female clients wants a preliminary hearing.

This means the prosecution must show a reason to believe Ethan Karls probably committed a felony.

The 30-year-old is charged with assaulting four female clients during the time he worked at Peak Performance Chiropractic.

Karls is currently free on bond.

He called into his court hearing Monday but will be required to appear in person during his next hearing.