What started off as therapeutic massage appointment at Massage Envy turned into a trip to the Coral Gables Police Department for one woman in her 20s. Channel 7 in Miami reported that 34-year-old massage therapist David Egusquiza is accused of sexually assaulting his client when he digitally penetrated her at a massage appointment. The alleged incident occurred at the Massage Envy located on Miracle Mile. A copy of the Arrest Affidavit is attached here.
David Egusquiza has been licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since February 2010 according to the Florida Department of Health. This was not the first time the alleged victim received a massage from Egusquiza. According to the police report, “This action was done against her will.” It goes on to state that, “ She immediately told the defendant to stop when he committed the sexual battery.”
David Egusquiza had prior run-in with the law in Miami-Dade County. According to public records, Egusquiza was charged with Strong Arm Robbery and Third Degree Grand Theft in 2014. Those felony charges were dropped before a trial.
Incidents such as this are a reminder that persons who may commit sexual misconduct work in all industries, even professions in which we typically place our blind trust. All allegations of sexual abuse must be thoroughly investigated by law enforcement and employers must be especially vigilant in the supervision and protection of our citizens at all times.
Farmer Jaffe attorney Adam Horowitz is experienced in handling claims nationwide on behalf of victims of sexual assault by massage therapists, including at Massage Envy and other national chains, spas, and hotels. You can reach Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 603-8394.