Jury Reportedly Finds Against Union City Astrologer in Sexual Abuse Case
By Brian Shields Published: December 23, 2014, 1:10 pm
UNION CITY (KRON) — The lawyer for a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Union City astrologer says a jury has sided with her client.
Attorney Katrina Saleen says the jury found Deepak Kumar aka “Master Deepak” of “Master Deepakji’s Center of Vedic Astrology” promised the victim that he would cure her problems if she went into his back office on Wendy Court in Union City.
Saleen had argued there, instead of using the stars to help her client, “Master Deepak” had touched the victim’s “sexual organ, groin, and/or breast with the intent to harm her, and without her consent.”
The lawyer says the jury returned the verdict last Friday in civil court in Oakland. The terms of the judgment have not been released.
Saleen says “the jury’s verdict was not only a victory for her client, but was a victory for the community, because now the truth can be known about Master Deepak and the public can be protected.”