As a cop's wife, I have made the decision to call the police if I am ever grabbed or touched. In my state this is considered assault and I find that to be a very serious charge. That said, I will also call the police to make a report for behaviour that isn't necessarily illegal but disturbing.
For example, during a Lomi Lomi massage (done directly on the vinyl table without a bottom sheet) I discovered the client ejaculated on the table while I was out of the room, when I slid my hand down his back. Because he didn't expose himself or masturbate in front of me, there was nothing illegal or anything he could be prosecuted for. However, I was exposed to bodily fluids and it was disturbing because it was clear he did it on purpose knowing I would slide my hand right into it. The police had me do a control call with him where he admitted freely and without prompting that he had done this to other therapists. I was told that if they could prove a pattern of behaviour then perhaps there was something that could be done. Unfortunately, to this day, no other therapist has made a police report despite the fact I know he has made his rounds.
This type of behaviour often escalates and the perv can turn into something much worse. If more therapists would take the time to report these incidents we would have an easier time creating laws to put consequences in place and perhaps heading off more serious offenses in the future! Remember, if there is no report or paper work, it never happened as far as the law is concerned.
Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart. --Myla Kabat-Zinn