Local massage therapist arrested on five additional Sexual Assault counts

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On November 29, 2019, we released a report regarding two sexual assaults in which a massage therapist was responsible, and arrested. One assault occurring in the fall of 2018 and a second assault occurring on October 30, 2019. In both cases, the victims report that while receiving a massage the therapist made inappropriate sexual comments, while touching them in a sexual manner.

Following that report, six other adult females came forward to report similar occurrences between February and August 2019. The victims came forward with their reports independently of one another.

On December 17, 2019, the 54-year-old male suspect was arrested for the additional six offences. He is scheduled to appear in court today for all eight of the Sexual Assault counts.

Since December 17, 2019, five additional adult females have come forward to report similar offences occurring between the spring – fall 2019. An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest on January 16, 2020.

The suspect was arrested on Friday, January 17, 2020 on the five additional Sexual Assault counts. He will appear in court on those five charges on February 10, 2020.