Massage therapist charged with five counts of sexual assault

A 42-year-old massage therapist is facing charges following multiple allegations of sexual assault at locations in both Markham and Georgina.

According to the York Region Police, the investigation began on Dec. 6 after a female victim came forward to police.

“The victim reported she had been sexually assaulted by a registered massage therapist during two sessions at a business on Markham Road in the City of Markham,” a media release reads.

“Through the investigation police received reports from two additional victims who reported that they had been sexually assaulted during massage sessions with the accused at a business on Hedge Road in Georgina.”

Police say the accused was arrested and charges were laid on Dec. 9.

“The suspect is believed to have worked as a massage therapist at multiple locations across the Greater Toronto area,” the media release reads.

“Investigators want to ensure that there are no further victims and are releasing a photo of the accused. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.”

Andrew Prosperi of Markham has been charged with five counts of sexual assault.

He is scheduled to appear in Newmarket court on Jan. 14.

“A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature. York Regional Police would like to encourage anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a sexual assault to come forward and report the incident to police,” the media release reads.

“There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.”

 

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