Massage Therapist Impersonator Faces Sex Charge

According to a court document, 40-year-old Ruben Munoz Felix came to the Phoenix apartment of the female victim on March 11. The woman is disabled, paralyzed from the waist down, and in a wheelchair. Police say Felix claimed to be a social worker and massage therapist sent from St. Joseph’s Hospital, and was “offering free massages to disabled citizens.” The court document states that Felix asked the victim to remove her clothes, then fondled her breasts. When the woman asked him why he was touching her breasts, police said thatFelix told her,”It was part of the therapy.” The victim also told police that during the “free trial massage,” Felix also massaged her pelvic area.But due to the fact that the victim is paralyzed from the waist down and has no feeling in that area, she is not positive that the suspect touched her genitals. Police said Felix left the apartment, but returned several hours later. However, the woman was not alone; some of her family members were at the residence at the time.Police said Felix told the family members he had to get some paperwork from the car, left the apartment, but didn’t come back. According to the court document,Felix returned once again the next day, but the victim was afraid, and asked her neighbors to call the police. Police verified that Felix is not employed by SaintJoseph’s Hospital in any capacity, and is not employed as a social worker or as a massage therapist. He faces one felony count of sexual abuse. Print
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But, apparently he doesn’t have a special relationship with the city where he runs his business. VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch the latest “revelation” in this bizarre story from FOX 2’s Rob Wolcheck At the end of the video a reference is made to a Let it Rip segment about the group involving a friend of Stasio’s. You can watch that video HERE . Local NewsLocal News More>> Friday, March 21 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-03-21 18:02:08 GMT A small plane has crash at the Marine City Airport in Cottrellville Township. A small plane has crash at the Marine City Airport in Cottrellville Township. Updated: Friday, March 21 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-03-21 17:01:16 GMT Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and will be sidelined for the entire season. Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and will be sidelined for the entire season. Updated: Friday, March 21 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-03-21 16:21:45 GMT A judge has scheduled a Sept. 15 trial date in the case of a Detroit police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl.
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Crown prosecutor Carole Godfrey told court that Harris groped the breasts of a client with a sore back during an appointment on Oct. 31, 2011. The groping continued even after the woman repeatedly mentioned that her husband was in the waiting room of the massage clinic. aHe certainly went too far and touched her breasts without consent,a defence lawyer Naeem Raud said. aHe admits that.a The second assault was against a young massage student who was working a two-week placement with Harris. He massaged her as a teaching exercise, court heard, but the woman thought the massage was more sensual than professional. Rauf told court Harris admitted to that sexual assault, but did not agree with all the facts presented by Godfrey. A fuller statement of facts is expected to be presented when Harris is sentenced June 30. Harris has since closed his massage business and is no longer practising.
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Pinellas massage therapist may face more charges; victim says police let her down

Clearwater police received another complaint against Bruinius in June 2013 from a severely disabled senior citizen who suffered from cerebral palsy. That man, who was unable to move on his own due to his disability, said Bruinius atouched him sexually against his willa while serving as his caregiver according to police records. At the time Bruinius was a Certified Nursing Assistant in good standing with the state, in addition to having an active license for massage therapy. Records indicate Clearwater police dropped that case at the request of the disabled man. aThe victim is severely disabled and was scared to report the events, however he just wanted it to stop and does not wish to prosecute,a the police report said. The Department of Children and Families helped investigate the disabled manas case but there is no indication that Clearwater police or Pinellas Sheriffas detectives ever notified the Florida Department of Health about their investigations of Bruinius, even though he was licensed as a massage therapist by that state agency. The Florida Department of Health eventually suspended Bruinius’ state massage license on an emergency basis in January 29th, 2014, after the victim of the February 2013 incident filed her own complaint with that agency. Almost a year had passed since the alleged abuse that triggered Bruiniusa suspension. The victim says after her experience with Bruinius she will never feel comfortable on a massage table again, especially not in Florida. aI really think that the police and the board of health need to be working much more closely together to help limit the number of victims moving forward,a the woman said.
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Methods: Electronic databases (up to June 2013) were searched to identify relevant studies. The main outcome measures were pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance. Two reviewers independently abstracted data and appraised risk of bias. The risk of bias of eligible studies was assessed based on Cochrane tools. Standardised mean difference (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated by more conservative random-effects model. And heterogeneity was assessed based on the I2 statistic. Results: Nine randomized controlled trials involving 404 patients met the inclusion criteria. The meta-analyses showed that massage therapy with duration 5 weeks significantly improved pain (SMD, 0.62; 95% CI 0.05 to 1.20; p = 0.03), anxiety (SMD, 0.44; 95% CI 0.09 to 0.78; p = 0.01), and depression (SMD, 0.49; 95% CI 0.15 to 0.84; massage clinic north york p = 0.005) in patients with FM, but not on sleep disturbance (SMD, 0.19; 95% CI 0.38 to 0.75; p = 0.52). Conclusion: Massage therapy with duration 5 weeks had beneficial immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression in patients with FM. Massage therapy should be one of the viable complementary and alternative treatments for FM.
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