People v. Randall Neustaedter
On October 5, 2021, after less than a full day of deliberations, a jury found Defendant Randall J. Neustaedter guilty of 9 felony counts relating to the sexual assault of 3 different women who had been patients at his acupuncture clinic located on Woodside Road in Redwood City in 2015.
The first victim had purchased three acupuncture sessions with Defendant via Groupon. The first two sessions went without incident but on the third session, Defendant offered an “acupuncture massage” in which he touched her genitals inappropriately, causing her to flee the clinic. The Victim reported the Defendant to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. After the Defendant was arrested and the case appeared in the newspaper, two additional victims came forward telling police Defendant had done the same thing to them in 2013.
The prosecutor was Alpana Samant and the Investigating Officer was Detective of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Detective Scott Berberian.