Judge recalls warrant for Battle after misunderstanding

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge recalled the bench warrant for a man accused of sexually abusing women during massages.

Robert Battle had a court appearance Thursday morning on new felony charges of forcible sexual abuse, but he did not show up.

A judge issued the warrant, which was recalled when Battle showed up to court later. Prosecutors say there was a misunderstanding.

Battle is also accused of misdemeanor counts of practicing massage without a license and sexual battery. He has another court hearing Oct 1.

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