DESTIN MASSAGE THERAPIST ARRESTED ON TWO COUNTS OF BATTERY ON CLIENTS

DESTIN MASSAGE THERAPIST ARRESTED ON TWO COUNTS OF  BATTERY ON CLIENTS

Alan McCullough massage therapist

A massage therapist in Destin, Florida has been arrested on two battery charges for sexual acts he allegedly perpetrated on two female clients at two different massage spas. According to a news release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Alan McCullough, age 60, allegedly fondled the breasts of one woman who was visiting from Texas, during a massage at a business located on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. She reported the incident in November 2019. McCullough denied the allegation and the case was closed because there were no witnesses to the incident.

More recently, in September 2020, a 25-year-old college student from Tennessee reported to police that massage therapist Alan McCullough inappropriately touched her between the legs. This time, he was reportedly working at a different massage business on Commons Drive in Destin. Again, McCullough denied any wrongdoing.

Following McCullough’s arrest on two separate counts of battery, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office stated that “separate accusations under similar circumstances reveals a pattern of conduct of unauthorized touching that no reasonable person would conclude is consistent with a legitimate therapeutic massage.”  Alan McCullough has been licensed a massage therapist in Florida since April 2019 according to pubic records. McCullough’s bio on LinkedIn claims he was an assistant manager at Walmart in Destin and previously served in the Navy for 26 years.

When clients book a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at spas and resorts throughout the State of Florida. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.