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A man who claimed to be a modeling photographer faces a charge of sexual abuse after a woman who wanted more images for her portfolio accused him of inappropriately touching her.

Ian Kirkland Isaac, 39, was arrested by police July 12 in connection with the Feb. 4 photo shoot, according to Sgt. Alan Pfohl, Phoenix Police Department spokesman.

At the time, Isaac was on probation. He had pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in an aggravated assault case dating to August 2015.

Isaac claimed he was helping the woman with her modeling portfolio, police said. They met at an event near Seventh Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

The woman agreed to meet Isaac for modeling photos for use in her portfolio. When the job was done, she told police Isaac offered to take even more photos of her to better help her out.

Police said Isaac told the woman to put oil on her legs because it would “help with the quality of the photographs.” It was when he was applying the oil on her legs that she said he inappropriately touched her, according to a statement she made to police.

According to police, the woman said she “froze at first, but then pushed his hand away.”

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has charged Isaac with sexual abuse.

He is being held in a Maricopa County jail. His next court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.


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