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PD: Detective insisted he was seeking massage in escort-beating case

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Michael Kitchen, a detective with Las Vegas Metro police, was arrested on Jan. 22, 2015. (Source: LVMPD) Michael Kitchen, a detective with Las Vegas Metro police, was arrested on Jan. 22, 2015. (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A detective accused of beating a woman over a disagreed fee for sex insisted he was at the victim's apartment to get a massage and denied hitting her.

Details of Las Vegas Metro police Det. Michael Kitchen's arrest were disclosed Tuesday in an arrest report. Kitchen is facing counts of battery with intent to commit sexual assault resulting in substantial bodily harm, attempted sexual assault, battery with intent to commit a crime and robbery.

In documents, police were able to tie Kitchen to a Jan. 22 assault of a woman working as a prostitute through phone records, surveillance video and witnesses.

Citing the victim, police stated the woman had an arranged meeting with the suspect before 5:30 p.m. at her east Valley apartment. The woman later told officers the suspect grew angry when he was told the $100 he was quoted by her escort agency was only for 30 minutes of company only and sex was an extra fee.

In the report, the woman stated the suspect demanded his cash back and, after some arguing, shoved her. The woman said the man tried ripping her clothes off while also holding her down and hitting her in the face.

After grabbing the money from the victim's bra, the suspect ran from the building and then sped off in a vehicle.

The woman provided investigators with the phone number used to contact her for the arrangement, which records showed belonged to Kitchen.

In the report, Kitchen told investigators he met the woman through a social media site in search for a massage but denied hitting the woman. When confronted as to why he decided to pay $100 for a 30-minute massage rather than go to a chain business, he insisted the method he sought the rub-down wasn't unusual.

Investigators also confronted Kitchen about him changing license plates on his vehicle, which was seen by a witness at the scene. Kitchen insisted he didn't want any possible trouble with the woman's escort agency.

The woman was treated for a mild concussion, a fractured wrist and scratches to her breast area, police said.

Kitchen, a detective with Metro's Gangs and Narcotics Bureau, was placed on unpaid administrative leave.

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