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Massage Luxe Employee Found Guilty of Inappropriately Touching Client During Massage in Bonita Springs

A Fort Myers, Florida jury found massage therapist Marc DeTomaso guilty of battery for violating a female customer during a massage in February 2017 at Massage Luxe in Bonita Springs.  The customer reported that DeTomaso forced his face between her legs and performed oral sex on her during the last five minutes of the massage appointment without her consent.  The victim reported the incident to Massage Luxe management who called the police. DeTomaso fled the spa before the police arrived.

The State Attorney presented evidence at trial that DNA matching DeTomaso was in a rape kit administered on the woman right after the incident. Judge Joseph Fuller sentenced DeTomaso to one year in jail, as well as court and medical costs associated with the victim’s exams.  DeTomaso, age 56, had been licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since 2000.  His massage therapy license was revoked by the Florida Department of Health in May 2018 on account of this incident.

Jurors heard testimony from the victim and another woman who filed a sexual misconduct complaint against DeTomaso about an encounter that occurred about a month before the February 2017 incident. That woman said she was inspired to notify authorities of the encounter when she saw on the news that DeTomaso was charged with sexual battery.

Sex abuse attorney Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of sex assault by massage therapists, including at Massage LuXeIf you have a been a victim of sexual assault in a spa or 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 adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com. 

 

 

Massage Therapist Arrested on Charges He Sexually Assaulted Client at Massage Luxe in Bonita Springs

A massage therapist working at a Massage Luxe in Bonita Springs was arrested in Lee County, Florida on May 8, 2017 on charges he sexually assaulted a female customer while she was at a massage appointment.  According to the arrest warrant, Marc DeTomaso, 54, moved the victim’s underwear and inserted his tongue inside her vagina. The victim immediately left the room and told employees at Massage Luxe to call the police.  The alleged incident reportedly occurred on February 5, 2016.  According to the police report, DeTomaso left the business despite being instructed by the owner to stay until authorities arrived.

Surveillance video from the business, located on Bonita Beach Road, shows the victim frantic as she enters the lobby after leaving the massage room. The alleged victim told law enforcement she was a regular customer of DeTomaso. According to a published report, DeTomaso was arrested in 2007 for drug possession in Collier County, a charge that did not disqualify him from being a therapist. The Department of Health website states that DeTomaso has been licensed as a massage therapist since 2000.

DeTomaso faces one count of sexual battery. He is out on a $25,000 bond.

If you have a been a victim of sexual assault in a spa or 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 adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.