On March 22, 2021, the Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Jesus Baca in response to a report of sexual misconduct during a massage he performed at a spa in Fort Lauderdale. The Order prohibits Jesus Baca from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida. The Emergency Order was entered in response to a sexual misconduct complaint by a female client. Baca has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since January 2012.
Jesus Baca was employed at a Tiffany Beauty Spa located at 1507 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. On February 9, 2021, Mr. Baca was hired to provide a 60-minute massage to a 46-year old female client. During the massage, Baca allegedly removed the client’s towel that was covering her vagina and pulled her underwear to the side. He then rubbed her vagina and clitoris with his fingers. The client told Baca to stop, and she got dressed. She then reported the sexual abuse to the receptionist. She left the spa in tears.
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 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 email@example.com for a free consultation.