Farmer Jaffe Weissing attorney Adam Horowitz (email: [email protected]) is representing several alleged victims of sexual battery by Cesar Guerrero in three civil lawsuits against three separate spas where he worked. Guerrero, a licensed massage therapist , has been criminally charged with sexual battery of a female client in June 2015 at Massage Envy in Winter Garden. Most recently, the Florida Department of Health placed an emergency restriction on Guerrero’s massage therapy license as of February 22, 2016 on account of a sexual assault complaint lodged against him.
In addition to three civil lawsuits, Guerrero is also publicly accused in law enforcement records of sexual battery on female clients in two spas where he worked. Guerrero is accused of sexually assaulting clients at Hands & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Clermont, Florida and Massage Luxe in Winter Park, Florida. The alleged incident in Massage Luxe is reported to have occurred in August 2015 after Guerrero was terminated by Massage Envy. These incidents at Hands & Stone and Massage Luxe have been reported to law enforcement and are under investigation.
The 26-year old Guerrero is facing a felony criminal charge in Orange County for the incident at Massage Envy. He is accused of inserting two of his fingers inside the vagina of a client during a massage therapy appointment on June 13, 2015 at the Winter Garden Massage Envy franchise. Guerrero has been licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since 2012. Guerrero’s employment at Massage Envy was terminated after this incident was reported to law enforcement and company management.
Farmer Jaffe Weissing sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz is representing the alleged victims from Massage Envy and Hand & Stone in civil lawsuits. Remarkably, these are not the only times Guerrero has been accused of sexual misconduct with female clients. Guerrero has also been accused of sexual misconduct with a client at Massage Luxe in Winter Park, Florida. The alleged incident in Massage Luxe is reported to have occurred in August 2015 after Guerrero was terminated by Massage Envy. These incidents at Hands & Stone and Massage Luxe have been reported to law enforcement and are under investigation.
The arrrest of massage therapist Cesar Guerrero and emergency restriction on his license is the latest in a disturbing trend of sexual misconduct by massage therapist at Massage Envy locations nationwide. Despite the prevalence of such incidents, female clients are given no warnings of this risk. In Breckenridge, Colorado, massage therapist James Dickerson plead guilty to unlawful sexual contact with a female client at a Massage Envy franchise. Two years earlier Dickerson had been accused of seuxal misconduct at a Massage Envy in Castle Rock, Colorado. Dickerson reisgned from that job, but the incident was not reported to police and he retained his professional license. On October 2, 2015, Ruben Omar Bea, a masseur working at a Massage Envy franchise in New Jersey was convicted of a criminal sexual contact with a female client. In Boca Raton, Florida, massage therapist Raymond Smith was arrested in May 2015 on charges that he sexual assaulted a female client at the Boca Raton Massage Envy location. On May 2, 2015, James Deiter, a Masssge Envy masseur in West Goshen, Pennsylvania was arrested on sexual assault charges. Dieter is now accused of assaulting multiple female clients at the same franchise.
Attorney Adam Horowitz, who has represented numerous women who reported incidents of sexual assault at various Massage Envy locations, stated: “Massage is intended to be a healing act. Women who receive therapeutic massages place great trust in massage therapists. There are no other situations in which a person would choose to be undressed in a prone position in a dimly-lit room with a complete stranger. It is a horrible betrayal when someone goes to a massage for relaxation but gets exploitation. Unfortunately, the massage industry appears to attract an extraordinary number of sexual predators.”
Farmer Jaffe Weissing attorney Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of sex assault by massage therapists. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual battery at Massage Envy, Massage Luxe, Hand & Stone Massage or any other locations, please e-mail attorney Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 524-2820.