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Titusville Massage Therapist Thomas Grasso Surrenders License Following Multiple Sex Abuse Charges

On May 14, 2021, the Board of Massage Therapy accepted and adjudged Titusville massage therapist Thomas Grasso and accepted as discipline his relinquishment of his state license to practice massage therapy in Florida. Thomas Grasso surrendered his license which constitutes discipline under Department of Health rules after disciplinary actions were brought by the Florida Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy alleging sexual misconduct on at least 21 female clients.  Thomas Grasso agreed to cease practicing immediately and agreed not to re-apply for a massage therapist license in Florida. Grasso had been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 1993.

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Titusville Police arrested Grasso after multiple alleged victims reported incidents of sexual abuse to police. During the initial battery investigation, detectives found evidence Grasso committed crimes against 19 more female clients after they had been referred to him to get massages for medical reasons.

In November 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of Grasso’s license for flagrantly disregarding the laws and regulations governing massage therapists. 

Final Order of discipline was entered following multiple allegations made against Luis when he was working at Dr. Daly’s Chiropractic Clinic located at 42708 Garden Street in Titusville, Florida 32796. 

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. 

Grasso allegedly 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. Sexual activity by any person or persons in any massage establishment is absolutely prohibited.

Clients book a massage 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. 

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Titusville Massage Therapist Thomas Grasso Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Titusville Police arrested longtime massage therapist Thomas Gregory Grasso, age 57, of Port St. John, Florida after multiple alleged victims reported incidents of sexual abuse to police.  According to Titusville police, one of the alleged victims came forward in early October. During the initial battery investigation, detectives found evidence Grasso committed crimes against 19 more female clients over a period of years after they had been referred to him to get massages for medical reasons.

As of January 8, 2021, Titusville Police Chief said a total 21 female patients have filed police reports involving sexual misconduct by Grasso. Thomas Grasso is currently facing misdemeanor and felony charges involving four of the women. Investigators have sent an additional 57 recommended charges to the State Attorney’s Office. Grasso has been licensed as a massage therapist in the State of Florida since 1993. Titusville Police say for at least the past 10 years, he sexually assaulted, molested, and exposed himself to patients.

In November 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of Grasso’s license for flagrantly disregarding the laws and regulations governing massage therapists. The Emergency Order prohibits Grasso from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida, and ensures he can no longer pose an immediate, serious danger to the public’s health, welfare and safety.

Grasso has been 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, are being sent to the State Attorney’s Office for review.

According to police reports that have been released, the Titusville Police Department received a Battery report on October 22, 2020, by Grasso. The female victim stated that she scheduled a prenatal massage with Grasso in May or June of 2019 when the victim was approximately seven months pregnant. Grasso positioned the victim on her side, with her genitals uncovered. The victim reported that Grasso got extremely close to her vagina and asked her if he could massage the unborn baby.

On October 23, 2020, another police report stated that the victim, who was herself a massage therapist, received three massages by Grasso in 2019. During her last massage, the victim stated that Grasso rubbed her breasts and nipples. She no longer sought out his services.

On October 8, 2020, the Titusville Police Department received a report of Battery and Indecent Exposure. The victim received a massage once before with Grasso that she felt was inappropriate but had no proof. So she booked another massage with him and set up a recording device so she can catch him in action. The video shows Grasso exposing his penis several times and masturbating. It also revealed a substance in his hand that he then massaged the victim with. When the police questioned Grasso about the incident, he denied it until he was shown the video. He then admitted that it was in fact, him and that he only did it because he felt the victim was flirting.

On October 16, 2020, the Titusville Police Department received a report of Battery and Sexual Battery. The victim stated that she had been an ongoing client of Grasso at Dr. Daly’s Chiropractic Clinic in Titusville for about a year.  During the course of the year, she noticed that Grasso would get increasing closer and closer to her genitals. The victim stated that Grasso told her that he had to massage around her labia, vaginal opening, buttocks, anus, and breasts as part of her treatment. On at least two occasions, Grasso inserted his fingers into the victim’s vagina. She also claimed that she would feel an unknown hard object rub on her feel hands and legs, which she believed to be his exposed penis.

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. 

TITUSVILLE MASSAGE THERAPIST ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SEX CRIMES; 20 SUSPECTED VICTIMS

TITUSVILLE MASSAGE THERAPIST ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SEX CRIMES; 20 SUSPECTED VICTIMS 

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Titusville Police arrested longtime massage therapist Thomas Gregory Grasso, age 57, of Port St. John, Florida after multiple alleged victims reported incidents of sexual abuse to police.  According to Titusville police, one of the alleged victims came forward in early October. During the initial battery investigation, detectives found evidence Grasso committed crimes against 19 more female clients over a period of years after they had been referred to him to get massages for medical reasons.

Grasso has been 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, are being sent to the State Attorney’s Office for reviewe.

In response to three sexual misconduct complaints by clients at Daly Family Chiropractic in Titusville,  in November 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of Grasso’s license for flagrantly disregarding the laws and regulations governing massage therapists. The Order prohibits Grasso from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida, and ensures he can no longer pose an immediate, serious danger to the public’s health, welfare and safety.

Grasso has been a licensed massage therapist since January 1993. A Titusville police investigation of the alleged incidents is ongoing.

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. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT DISCIPLINES TITUSVILLE MASSAGE THERAPIST AFTER MULTIPLE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTS

HEALTH DEPARTMENT DISCIPLINES LONGTIME TITUSVILLE MASSAGE THERAPIST AFTER MULTIPLE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTS

On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of the license of massage therapist, Thomas Gregory Grasso.  The Emergency Order prohibits his practice of massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida.  The Emergency Order was entered in response to three sexual misconduct complaints by clients at Daly Family Chiropractic in Titusville. Grasso, reportedly a subcontractor there, has been a licensed massage therapist since January 1993. 

On June 25, 2020, Grasso, age 57, performed a full body massage on a 42-year old female client he had seen several times in the past at Daly Family Chiropractic.  During the massage, he placed something soft in her hands. She was not sure what it was but it felt awkward. The following month on July 20, the woman booked another session with Grasso. Again, he placed something soft in her hands. On August 17, in another session, while massaging her buttocks, Grasso moved his hands closer and closer to her vagina, and told her that her muscles were “super tight” multiple times. According to the Order, he then touched on and around her vaginal area with his hands. Again he reportedly placed something soft in her right hand. It was his penis, according to the Order.

On September 10, 2020, Grasso performed a massage on a 52-year old female client he had previously seen several times over a two month period at Daly Family Chiropractic. According to the Order, during the session, he exposed his penis and placed it in her hands. The woman was “terrified and mortified,” and reported the incident to the Titusville Police Department.

On September 28, 2020, Grasso performed a massage on a 59-year old female client he had previously seen several times over a five month period at Daly Family Chiropractic. According to the Order, during the session, she felt him touch her wrist and hand with something soft, that made her suspicious. The following month, on October 7, the woman returned for another session with Grasso. While massaging her, he reportedly removed his penis from his shorts and rubbed it one her.  The Order says he started masturbating and touched her back, shoulders and hair. He then reportedly asked her to turn over on her back. He proceeded to pull her hands and arms over her head and rubbed his penis on her hands and wrists. Disturbed by the incident, she reported it to the Titusville Police Department. He was arrested and charged with battery and exposure of a sexual organ.

According to the Department of Health, Grasso flagrantly disregarded the laws and regulations governing massage therapists by willfully violating the massage therapist-patient relationship.  The Order ensures he can no longer pose an immediate, serious 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 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 and spas on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched during a massage. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage by Thomas Grasso, 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.