On February 16, 2021, four licensed massage therapists in Florida had their license revoked following disciplinary actions brought by the Florida Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy alleging sexual misconduct.
These disciplinary Orders continue a long and disturbing trend of sexual misconduct by massage therapists statewide. Under Florida law, massage therapists occupy positions of trust, and all sexual activity between the massage therapist and clients is strictly prohibited.
Honghua Cai (Tarpon Springs): A Final Order of discipline was entered on February 15, 2021, against Cai’s license following an allegation that while providing a massage to an undercover law enforcement officer on January 24, 2012, Cai touched the officer’s penis six times, offered manual masturbation, and offered to shower with the officer. She also failed to report her nolo contendere plea multiple times and failed to report a DUI in a timely fashion.
Jinhua Jin (Kissimmee): A Final Order of discipline was entered on February 16, 2021, against Jin’s license following an allegation of sexual misconduct at Spa Asia in Kissimmee, FL. On December 11, 2019, Jin performed a massage on an undercover police officer. Jin offered to perform manual masturbation for an additional charge.
Dezhu Ren (Middleburg): A Final Order of discipline was entered on February 16, 2021, against Ren’s license (which has been voluntarily relinquished) following an allegation of sexual misconduct at a Polk County massage establishment. On March 5, 2014, Ren performed a massage on an undercover police officer posing as a client as there were multiple complaints about illegal sexual activity occurring at the studio. Ren asked the “client” to remove his underwear in which he replied, no. Ren pulled down the officer’s underwear and massaged his buttocks and inner thighs. Ren removed the client’s underwear without permission and threw them across the room. Ren offered manual masturbation in which the cop said, “no, you.” Ren then proceeded to rub his penis with both hands until he stopped her. He then notified police surveillance units through a covert audio recording device and placed Ren under arrest.
Hui Feng Li (Jacksonville): A Final Order of discipline was entered on February 16, 2021, against Li’s license following an allegation of sexual misconduct at Florida Oasis Massage and Spa. On June 14, 2017, Li performed a massage on an undercover cop posing as a client. During the massage, Li offered and agreed to perform manual masturbation on the Jacksonville Sheriff.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at spas and resorts. A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client. If you have a 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 (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org