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Boynton Beach Massage Therapist Qui Vanh Voong Arrested For Sexual Battery

On August 5, 2021, Qui Vanh Voong, a Boynton Beach massage therapist, was arrested on sexual battery charges after a female client reported that he inappropriately touched and penetrated her during a 30-minute massage at Bao Foot Spa located at 1313 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.  Detectives are investigating other allegations of Voong inappropriately touching clients in a sexual manner, and they believe there may be additional victims.  According to public records Qui Vanh Voong was not licensed while working at Bao Foot Spa as required by Department of Health regulations in Florida.

Qui Vanh Voong, age 51, who also goes by the name “Juan”, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday afternoon. The bond was set at $50,000 with several conditions, including that he must not make any contact with the victim, nor can he work as a massage therapist while the case is pending.

According to the police report, a woman came into Bao Foot Spa for a 30-minute massage for massage. She reported that Voong touched the side of her breast and thereafter penetrated her with his fingers. The alleged victim stated that Voong massaged her lower back, then moved his hands forward further each time until he reached her groin area. She said after a few minutes, she felt the therapist move his hands all the way forward to her vagina and then insert two fingers inside her. The victim immediately told him ‘no,’ and then Voong replied with something along the lines of “if you don’t like it, just tell me what you want.”

The woman told the police she was shocked and scared. She asked Voong if the massage was over, but he continued to massage her until she could sit up, get dressed and walk out of the area. Investigators said Voong admits to the massage but that he did not sexually touch her.

When clients schedule 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.  Clients of massage therapists are placed in isolated, vulnerable settings where they can be subject to abuse by their massage therapists. Due to the potential for abuse that is inherent under those circumstances, massage therapists must possess good judgment and good moral character in order to safely practice massage therapy.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at massage studios, spas, hotels, and resorts. 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 for massage clients at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

Boynton Beach Massage Therapist Robert Abreu Facing Sexual Misconduct Charge

BOYNTON BEACH MASSAGE THERAPIST ROBERT ABREU FACES MULTIPLE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS

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On December 17, 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of the license of massage therapist, Roberto Abreu, prohibiting his practice of massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida. The Emergency Order was entered in response to multiple sexual misconduct complaints by female clients that allegedly occurred in 2020 at Another Level Health (1800 W. Woolbright Road, Suite 101) in Boynton Beach, Florida. Abreu has been a licensed massage therapist since 2010. 

According to the Order, the first incident that was the subject of the discipline occurred on October 1, 2020, at Another Level Health. Roberto Abreu performed a full body massage on a female client.  The client complained that Mr. Abreu allegedly made her uncomfortable during her massage. She stated that Mr. Abreu groped her during the massage when he rubbed “too close” to her breasts. Additionally, the victim complained that Mr. Abreu failed to appropriately drape her, leaving her exposed and uncomfortable. A prior report was made in July 2020 to Another Level Health with another client alleging she was groped and had her breasts touched by Roberto Abreu.

On October 6, 2020, Mr. Abreu performed a massage on a third female client at Another Level Health. She allegedly complained that half-way through the massage, she turned over to lie face-up on the massage table. She then fell asleep and woke up to feel Mr. Abreu’s hand under her underwear and touching her vagina. The victim froze and pretended to still be asleep to avoid confrontation. When the massage concluded, she got dressed, paid for the massage, and left the establishment. She filed a complaint the next day and also reported Mr. Abreu to the Boynton Beach Police Department. Mr. Abreu was then terminated from Another Level Health. 

A Boynton Beach Police Department detective interviewed Mr. Abreu about the allegations made by his client. Mr. Abreu admitted that “on occasion”, his finger may have touched a patient’s genital area during a massage when he massaged a patient’s inner thigh or pelvic area. 

Roberto Abreu’s alleged violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship indicates that Mr. Abreu may lack the good moral character and judgment necessary to practice massage therapy. According to the Department of Health, Abreu willfully abused his position as a massage therapist by inappropriately touching and sexually violating women who trusted him to act professionally and within the boundaries of generally accepted massage therapy and treatment.

The Order ensures he can no longer pose a danger to the public’s health, welfare, and safety, pending a final hearing by the Department. 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 sexually assaulted at massage businesses, spas, and resorts. 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.