Ponte Vedra Beach Massage Therapist Surrenders License Following Arrest for Sexual Assault

Robert Carter massage arrestAccording to public records, massage therapist Robert Scott Carter , a former employee of Paradise Palms Massage in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida was arrested in September 2015 on two counts of battery on a female client.  According to an Arrest Warrant issued by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Carter intentionally made uninvited sexual contact with the breasts of his female client on two occasions during massages at Paradise Palms in July 2015.

Carter entered into a Deferred_Prosecution_Agreement in February 2016 in which he agreed to permanently relinquish his massage therapy license and undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.  A copy of the State of Florida Board of Massage Therapy Order dated May 6, 2016 accepting Carter’s relinquishment of his license is attached here.  Notably, acceptance by the Board of Massage Therapy of a Voluntary Relinquishment to avoid further administration action is construed as disciplinary action against Carter’s license pursuant to Section 456.072(1)(f), Florida Statutes.  As with any disciplinary action, this relinquishment will be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank as disciplinary action.

Robert Carter, who now 63 years old, was licensed to work as a massage therapist in Florida since 1994.  According to a CV Robert Carter posted online, Carter listed his previous employment as a massage therapist at various locations including:  The Spa at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Yolo Salon & Spa in Winter Park, Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, and he was self-employed at Scott Carter Enterprises, LLC.