Follow-Up: Department of Health Issues Emergency Restriction on Coral Gables Massage Therapist Charged with Felony Sexual Battery

In March 2017, Massage Envy therapist David Egusquiza was arrested and charged with felony sexual battery of a female patient at the Miracle Mile location in Coral Gables. That same alleged misconduct led the Florida Department of Health to issue an Emergency Order restricting Egusquiza’s massage therapy license.

The department found that “Mr. Egusquiza’s continued unrestricted ability to provide massage services constitutes an immediate, serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public.” As a result, he is hereby immediately restricted practicing massage therapy without a supervisor present. Egusquiza is awaiting trial in Miami-Dade County on the felony charge.

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 adam@pathtojustice.com or call our law firm at (954) 603-8394.

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