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Paul Mixon Horowitz Law

Massage Envy Therapist Paul Mixon Disciplined for Sex Assault Complaint

On June 16, 2022, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) filed an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Paul Mixon in response to a report of sexual misconduct during a massage he performed while working at Massage Envy in Sanford, FLThe Order prohibits Mixon from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida. Mixon has been licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since November 2019.

According to the Department of Health’s Emergency Order, on May 12, 2022, Paul Mixon was assigned to perform a 2-hour massage on a 43-year-old female client at Massage Envy. Mr. Mixon had previously worked on the client multiple times to release stress in her pectoral muscles. During the last massage, the client laid on her back with her chest covered by a sheet.

Mixon began the massage, rubbed the patient’s jaw, and then moved to her pectorals. Upon completing the pectoral massage, Mr. Mixon pinched her nipples. Mr. Mixon moved to the client’s left side, removed the draping on her left leg, and began to massage the left leg in an upward motion. Mr. Mixon allegedly removed the draping from the client’s vaginal area and used a finger on his left hand to penetrate the client’s vagina.

The client immediately made an audible sound, which startled Mr. Mixon. He then placed his right hand on the client’s neck and squeezed it for her to stop. The client remained silent, closed her eyes, and removed Mixon’s hand from her neck. Mr. Mixon then removed his finger from the patient’s vagina and completed the massage as if nothing happened.

After the massage ended, the victim got dressed and exited the room. On or about May 16, 2022, the victim reported Mr. Mixon’s conduct to the Sanford Police Department. Two days later, the victim reported the vaginal penetration to her doctor and complained that she was experiencing upper vaginal pain since the penetration. The victim was diagnosed with candida vulvovaginitis, a yeast infection, and prescribed medicine for it.

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. Mr. Paul Mixon willfully abused his position as a massage therapist to sexually violate a woman who trusted him to act professionally and within the boundaries of generally accepted massage therapy and treatment. Mr. Mixon’s violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship indicates that he lacks the good moral character and judgment necessary 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 Envy and various massage salons and spas. 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.

Diego Holguin Cespedes Horowitz Law

Diego Holguin Cespedes of Massage Envy in Miami Beach Disciplined for Sex Assault Complaint

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an Emergency Order on March 9, 2022, restricting the massage therapy license of Diego Holguin Cespedes in response to a report of sexual misconduct during a massage he performed while working at Massage Envy in Miami BeachThe Order prohibits Holguin Cespedes from practicing massage therapy on male clients in the State of Florida. Holguin Cespedes has been licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since November 2020.

According to the Department of Health’s Emergency Order, on November 20, 2021, Diego Holguin Cespedes was assigned to perform a 60-minute massage on a male client at Massage Envy. During the massage, Holguin Cespedes allegedly told the client to flip over, laying face up on the massage table. He massaged the client’s shoulders and neck and then worked his way down to the client’s legs and thighs. While massaging the victim’s thighs, Holguin Cespedes allegedly placed his hand up into the client’s boxer briefs from the right leg opening. He then grabbed and stroked the client’s genitals and penis according to the Order. The client tried knocking his hand away and stated, “man, what are you doing, I don’t get down like that.” Holguin Cespedes allegedly responded by saying “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” and left the room. The client got dressed and told a staff member what had happened. Holguin Cespedes was fired that day from Massage Envy.

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. Mr. Holguin Cespedes willfully abused his position as a massage therapist to sexually violate a man who trusted him to act professionally and within the boundaries of generally accepted massage therapy and treatment. Mr. Holguin Cespedes’ violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship indicates that Holguin Cespedes lacks the good moral character and judgment necessary 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 Envy and various massage salons and spas. 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.

Ft. Lauderdale Massage Therapist Jesse Crocker Has License Revoked Due to Sexual Misconduct

On March 3, 2022, Ft. Lauderdale massage therapist, Jesse Crocker, had his license revoked following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy alleging sexual misconduct at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Davie, Florida. Crocker had been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since September 2016

A Final Order of discipline was entered following an allegation made against Jesse Crocker when he was working at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Davie. An administrative complaint was filed in August 2021 after Crocker performed a 60-minute massage on a 25-year old female client. During the massage, Crocker allegedly exposed the client’s breasts, removed her facial mask to kiss her, and placed the client’s hand on his exposed erect penis. Crocker then allegedly reached under the sheet and placed his hand onto and massaged the client’s vaginal area. Afterward, Jesse Crocker reportedly stated, “I’m so sorry, I couldn’t control myself” and attributed his misconduct to “another form of stress relief.”  The client reported the incident to Hand & Stone that same day and canceled her membership.  Hand & Stone conducted an internal investigation and terminated Jesse Crocker’s employment.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an Emergency Order restricting Crocker’s massage therapy license on August 2, 2021, on account of this complaint. Crocker never replied and the Board of Massage Therapy did find the allegations were credible. Subsequently, Crocker’s license has been revoked, and he has to pay a $2,500 fine. He also must pay the investigation fee of $1143.

There are numerous pending civil lawsuits involving sexual misconduct against Hand & Stone franchises in the State of Florida. Under Florida law, massage therapists occupy positions of trust, and all sexual activity between the massage therapist and clients is strictly prohibited. 

Crocker violated the massage therapist-patient relationship according to his own admission to law enforcement.  A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. 

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were sexually assaulted during massages at Hand and Stone and other 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.

Antonio Restrepo Horowitz Law

Miami Massage Therapist Antonio Restrepo Gets License Revoked Due to Sexual Misconduct

On March 3, 2022, Miami massage therapist, Antonio Restrepo, had his license revoked following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy alleging sexual misconduct at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Miami, Florida. Antonio Restrepo, age 52, has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since April 2018

A Final Order of discipline was entered following an allegation made against Restrepo when he was working at Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Miami. An administrative complaint was filed in September 2020 after Restrepo performed a full body massage on a female client. In the last five minutes of the massage, while she was lying face up, Restrepo allegedly rubbed the woman’s breast for one to two minutes and then began to touch her nipples. She immediately told him to stop the massage and leave the room. According to the Order, he then apologized, said he thought she was a beautiful woman and left the room. 

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an Emergency Order restricting Restrepo‘s massage therapy license on October 29, 2020, on account of this complaint. Restrepo never replied and the Board of Massage Therapy did find the allegations were credible. Subsequently, his license has been revoked, and he has to pay a $2,500 fine. He also must pay the investigation fee of $2488.

There are numerous pending civil lawsuits involving sexual misconduct against Hand & Stone franchises in the State of Florida. Under Florida law, massage therapists occupy positions of trust, and all sexual activity between the massage therapist and clients is strictly prohibited. 

Restrepo violated the massage therapist-patient relationship according to his own admission to law enforcement.  A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. 

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were sexually assaulted during massages at Hand and Stone and other 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.

Thomas Grasso Horowitz Law

Lawsuit Filed Against Titusville Business for Sexual Assault by Thomas Grasso

Horowitz Law has filed a lawsuit in Brevard County against Daly Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Titusville arising from an alleged sexual assault of a female patient by massage therapist, Thomas Gregory Grasso.  The lawsuit alleges that Daly Chiropractic and Wellness Center referred its patient to Grasso despite previously having received one or more reports that Grasso was sexually inappropriate toward female clients.

Grasso was arrested in December 2020 and charged by Titusville Police after multiple female clients of reported alleged incidents of sexual assault to law enforcement. During the initial battery investigation back in 2020, detectives found evidence that Grasso committed sex crimes against over 22 female clients/ Grasso has been a licensed massage therapist in the State of Florida since 1993.

According to the newest lawsuit, the alleged victim stated that she attended Dr. Daly’s Chiropractic Clinic located in Titusville, on September 10, 2020, for chiropractic treatment, followed by a 60-minute massage that was performed by Grasso. During the massage, Grasso exposed his penis and placed it in between the victim’s fingers. Grasso then placed his unclothed penis on the client’s hands, left arm, and feet several times throughout the massage. When the victim saw what Grasso was doing, she immediately got up in shock, dressed, and left the room. She ran out so fast, that she forgot her necklace. The victim then reported Thomas Grasso to the Titusville Police Department. Click here to view a copy of the newest lawsuit filed by Horowitz Law.

Following Grasso’s arrest in 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of Grasso’s license for flagrantly disregarding the laws and regulations governing massage therapists. In May 2021, Grasso surrendered his license to practice massage therapy in Florida. Grasso was then charged with two counts of Sexual Battery, two counts of Battery, two Counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of an Elderly Person, and one count of Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Woman. He was arrested during a traffic stop and booked into the Brevard County Jail with a bond set at $96,000. Additional charges, 43 counts of battery and 14 counts of exposure of sex organs, were sent to the State Attorney’s Office for review.

When clients book a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa will act professionally and expect they 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 medical offices, 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. 

Vladislav Dunaev Horowitz Law

Orlando Massage Therapist Vladislav Dunaev Surrenders License After Arrest For Sexual Battery

Orlando massage therapist and owner of Modern Massage Mobile Spa, Vladislav Dunaev, surrendered his license to practice massage therapy in Florida, which was accepted and adjudged as a discipline on February 9, 2022, by the Board of Massage Therapy. Following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health after his arrest and sexual battery charges, Dunaev agreed to cease practicing immediately and not re-apply for a massage therapist license in Florida. Dunaev has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 2015.

A Final Order of discipline was entered following an arrest on sexual battery charges. According to the arrest affidavit, Dunaev was initially arrested in October 2020 after a complaint was made to Winter Garden Police by a female client that hired Dunaev to perform an in-home 90-massage while working (and the owner) of Modern Massage Mobile Spa on June 29, 2020. She has had massages by Dunaev at least two other times prior, but this was the first that they were alone in the room. The massage took place in her living room and the victim told the police that the massage began as usual with her topless but with underwear on and a sheet covering the front of her.

During the massage, Dunaev massaged her breasts and then moved his hands over her nipples making the client very uncomfortable. Dunaev massaged her inner thighs, grazing her labia on each side, causing her to shift her body. Vladislav continued by sliding his hand inside the client’s underwear and inserted one finger into her vagina. She immediately told Dunaev to stop and he replied with “Oh. I didn’t mean to”. He then moved to massage her feet but the client said “No, this is done”. Shortly after, Dunaev returned to her residence in an effort to try to explain what had occurred and offered the victim a free massage to which she refused. He told her that he thought it would provide her with “full relaxation.” She provided a sworn statement desiring prosecution. Dunaev was arrested on July 2, 2020, on sexual battery charges.

In June 2021, Dunaev was placed on the sex offender registry, and in August 2021, he violated his probation by accessing the internet when he was instructed not to do so as a registered sex offender until he completed a sex offender treatment program followed by a risk assessment.

The disciplinary order continues 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. 

Vladislav Dunaev violated the massage therapist-patient relationship. A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. He also then violed his probation.

Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched during a massage or spa service.  A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client.  If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage or spa, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or e-mail sexual abuse lawyer, Adam Horowitz today.

Alan McCullough Massage Therapist

Destin Massage Therapist Alan McCullough Surrenders License After Arrest For Sexual Battery

Destin massage therapist, Alan McCullough, surrendered his license to practice massage therapy in Florida, which was accepted and adjudged as a discipline on February 9, 2022, by the Board of Massage Therapy. Following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health alleging incidens sexual misconduct at three Destin massage spas, McCullough agreed to cease practicing immediately and not re-apply for a massage therapist license in Florida. McCullough has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 2019. McCullough, a former Marine of 20 years, now is reported to be working at Walmart in Destin.

A Final Order of discipline was entered following an allegation of sexual misconduct made against McCullough when working at Massage Envy in Destin, and Eleos Professional Massage Therapy & Spa. According to the Order, McCullough was arrested in October 2020 on two battery charges for sexual acts he performed on two female clients at two different massage spas.

According to the Orders, the first incident occurred on November 24, 2019, at Massage Envy in Destin. McCullough performed a 90-minute full-body massage on a 42-year old female client visiting from Texas. The client complained that Mr. McCullough allegedly made her uncomfortable during her massage. She stated that Mr. McCullough fondled her breasts, flicked and pinched both nipples while lying on her back with a sheet covering her. The victim reported the incident to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office that same day.

On September 14, 2020, Mr. McCullough performed a massage on a 25-year old female client at ELEOS Professional Massage and Spa. She complained that when she was lying on her back, McCullough allegedly massaged her upper thighs and then placed two fingers over her underwear and rubbered her vaginal area three times before she sat up and told him to stop. She then got dressed and reported the incident to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office that same day. McCullough was arrested and charged with two counts of battery.

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.

The disciplinary order continues 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. 

Alan McCullough violated the massage therapist-patient relationship. A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. 

Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched during a massage or spa service.  A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client.  If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage at Massage Envy or any other spa, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or e-mail sexual abuse lawyer, Adam Horowitz today.

Christian Mieles Horowitz Law

Hand and Stone Massage Therapist Christian Mieles Arrested For Sexual Assault of Client in Boynton Beach

In December 2021, Boynton Beach massage therapist, Christian Mieles, was arrested and charged with two counts of battery for sexual misconduct while performing a massage at the Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa location in Boynton Beach. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) also issued an Emergency Order on January 12, 2022, restricting his massage therapy license in response to the same sexual assault allegations.  The Emergency Order prohibits Mieles from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida. Mieles has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since December 2017. 

According to the Department of Health Emergency Order, Christian Mieles was assigned to perform a 60-minute massage on a female client at Hand & Stone in Boynton Beach.  During the massage, Mieles  allegedly began massaging her glutes, tan area she asked him to avoid. The report states that the victim stated that Mieles then asked her if it felt good, and she replied yes, thinking he meant the massage as a whole.  Mieles allegedly removed her draping, exposing her underwear and bikini area. He massaged her buttocks, thighs, and inner thighs. The victim then became uncomfortable and tense according to the Order. Mieles then allegedly grabbed the victim’s ankles and opened her legs very wide which revealed her inner, upper thighs and bikini-styled black underwear. He asked the victim to flip over on her back. She noticed the lights were dim and that she was once again exposed with no draping. Mieles continued to rub her legs and moved the victim’s underwear to the side, touching her genitals, and opened up her vagina. The victim screamed “no” and Mieles said that he was sorry. She then also noticed he only had one glove still on, not both. The massage ended there.  Upon questioning, Mieles admitted to police that he massaged the client’s glutes even though she told him not to do massage that area.  He also said that if he touched her vagina that it was a mistake.

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. Mieles willfully abused his position as a massage therapist to sexually violate a woman who trusted him to act professionally and within the boundaries of generally accepted massage therapy and treatment. Mr. Mieles’ violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship indicates that Mr. Mieles lacks the good moral character and judgment necessary 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 various massage salons and spas. 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.

Jhonnie Ramirez Horowitz Law

Tampa Massage Therapist Jhonnie Ramirez Surrenders License After Arrest For Sexual Battery

Tampa massage therapist, Jhonnie Ramirez, surrendered his license to practice massage therapy in Florida, which was accepted and adjudged as a discipline on November 29, 2021, by the Board of Massage Therapy. Following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health alleging sexual misconduct at Massage Envy, Ramirez agreed to cease practicing immediately and not re-apply for a massage therapist license in Florida. Ramirez has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 2016.

A Final Order of discipline was entered following an allegation of sexual misconduct made against Ramirez when working at Massage Envy in Tampa, Florida. According to the Order, Ramirez was arrested on February 11, 2021, in Hillsborough County, for Felony Sexual Battery on a Person Eighteen (18) or Older. The arrest report by Tampa Police indicates that on November 20, 2020, Ramirez performed a massage on an 18-year-old female at a Tampa Massage Envy. (Location not disclosed)

During the massage, the victim was in and out of consciousness due to being extremely relaxed. The victim felt Ramirez pull her left leg to the side and then began to massage her calf. She noticed that Ramirez moved up to her upper leg and inner thigh. in which he then tugged at her underwear. She reported that Ramirez inserted two of his fingers inside her vagina. The victim immediately sat up, and Ramirez apologized and asked her not to tell anyone. 

Ramirez was asked multiple times to exit the massage room by the victim. When he finally did leave the room, the victim called a friend to pick her up. She then reported the incident to the front desk staff. 

According to the Criminal Arrest Affidavit, Ramirez admitted to the sexual abuse and even demonstrated how “he touched the victim’s vagina with his index and middle finger in a circular motion.” He admitted that his actions were unprofessional and claimed that he “got lost in the moment, as he was brought into the energy and feeling sexual.” Ramirez was terminated from his position at Massage Envy. Ramirez was found guilty and charged with a second-degree felony and is a registered sex offender.

The disciplinary order continues 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. 

Jhonnie Ramirez violated the massage therapist-patient relationship. A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. 

Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched during a massage or spa service.  A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client.  If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage at Massage Envy or any other spa, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or e-mail sexual abuse lawyer, Adam Horowitz today.

Morgan McGee Horowitz Law

Jacksonville Massage Therapist Morgan McGee Surrenders License After Admitting Sexual Misconduct

Jacksonville massage therapist, Morgan McGee, surrendered his license to practice massage therapy in Florida, which was accepted and adjudged as a discipline on November 29, 2021, by the Board of Massage Therapy. Following a disciplinary action brought by the Florida Department of Health alleging sexual misconduct at Essentials Massage & Facials of Baymeadows, McGee agreed to cease practicing immediately and not re-apply for a massage therapist license in Florida. McGee has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 2016.

A Final Order of discipline was entered following an allegation of sexual misconduct made against McGee when working at Essentials Massage & Facials of Baymeadows, located at 9080 Golfside Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32256.  According to the Order, McGee self-reported that while performing a massage on a 35-year-old female client in June 2021, he groped her breasts, sucked on her nipples, and touched her vagina. McGee claimed that the encounter was consensual and that he paid for the massage. 

McGee’s personal Facebook page reveals a post from June 2021 stating, “It’s over gang. My Journey as A Manual Therapist is over. I am very sorry for letting all of you down.” It also lists his new business card as a Craniosacral Therapist.

The disciplinary order continues 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. 

Morgan McGee violated the massage therapist-patient relationship. A massage therapist may not use his relationship with a client to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage or to engage or attempt to engage the patient in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. 

Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched during a massage or spa service.  A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client.  If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage at Essentials Massage & Facials of Baymeadows or any other spa, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or e-mail sexual abuse lawyer, Adam Horowitz today.