Toronto massage therapist sexual assault

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A Toronto massage therapist has been charged in connection with a sexual assault investigation, police say.

Toronto police said on Monday, a woman went to a business in the Avenue Road and Wilson Avenue area to receive treatment by a massage therapist.

Police allege she was sexually assaulted during the massage.

Officers said on Friday, 41-year-old Peter Witz from Toronto was charged with sexual assault.

The force said he is scheduled to appear in court in October.

“Investigators believe there may be more victims,” police said in a news release.

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Anyone with information can contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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A massage therapist is facing two sexual assault charges after two victims came forward about incidents at a Thornhill clinic, York Regional Police say.

Police said that on March 10, it was reported to officers that a victim was sexually assaulted during a massage therapy session with a registered massage therapist.

Amid the investigation, police said a second victim came forward about a sexual assault incident a few days prior on March 5.

The two incidents occurred at the same rehab and massage therapy clinic on Promenade Circle in Thornhill, police said.

Investigators said they determined both incidents involved the same suspect.

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On March 14, officers charged 51-year-old Yu Liu, a Toronto resident, with two counts of sexual assault.

Police are releasing his photo and are asking any additional victims to come forward.

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A Toronto massage therapist has been arrested and charged following a sexual assault investigation by Halton Regional Police.

The alleged incident happened at a spa in Halton Hills in July of this year. A female victim contacted police after receiving a massage treatment.

On Saturday, a suspect was arrested.

Police said 66-year-old Li Ming Qu was charged with one count of sexual assault.

Investigators said they believe there may be additional victims.

Qu works as a Registered Massage Therapist at various locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

“In alignment with our victim-centric approach to sexual assault investigations we cannot provide any further details at this time,” police said in a press release.

Qu has been released from custody pending a court appearance.

Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact the HRPS Child and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

A Toronto massage therapist has been arrested and charged following a sexual assault investigation by Halton Regional Police.

The alleged incident happened at a spa in Halton Hills in July of this year. A female victim contacted police after receiving a massage treatment.

On Saturday, a suspect was arrested.

Police said 66-year-old Li Ming Qu was charged with one count of sexual assault.

Investigators said they believe there may be additional victims.

Qu works as a Registered Massage Therapist at various locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

“In alignment with our victim-centric approach to sexual assault investigations we cannot provide any further details at this time,” police said in a press release.

Qu has been released from custody pending a court appearance.

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Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact the HRPS Child and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Peel police say a massage therapist allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while she attended a Brampton clinic on Saturday.

The woman, 40, attended a clinic in the area of Bramalea Road and Sandalwood Parkway where the alleged incident occurred.

Police arrested a 42-year-old man later in the day. Investigators with the Special Victims Unit have charged him with sexual assault.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Brampton on October 3.

Police also say they believe there may be additional victims. They are asking anyone with information to contact the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A massage therapist has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted at an establishment in North York earlier this week.

Toronto police said a woman visited a business near Avenue Road and Wilson Avenue last Monday and arranged to get treatment by a massage therapist.

It is alleged that the woman was sexually assaulted during the massage.

On Friday, police said they arrested 41-year-old Peter Witz and charged him with sexual assault.

He will appear in court in October.

Police also released an image of Witz as they believe there may be more victims.

They are asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 416-808-3204 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest following a sexual assault investigation involving a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

On November 5, 2022, 66 year-old Li Ming Qu of Toronto was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Assault. Qu works as a Registered Massage Therapist at various locations in the Greater Toronto Area and police believe there may be additional victims.

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A female victim contacted police after receiving treatment from Qu at a spa in Halton Hills in July (2022).

The accused has been released from custody pending a court appearance.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the HRPS Child and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

All allegations of sexual assault brought to the HRPS are investigated thoroughly and charges are laid when appropriate.

In alignment with our victim-centric approach to sexual assault investigations we cannot provide any further details at this time.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Sexual assault is any touching of another person without their consent where the touching is of a sexual nature, or where the sexual integrity of the victim is violated. A sexual assault can range from unwanted touching to sexual assault involving penetration.

There is no statute of limitation when it comes to reporting a sexual assault. This means that no matter how long ago the sexual assault happened, a victim can still report it to police for investigation.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault can contact the Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit at 905-825-4777 for support.

Additional information can be found in our Sexual Assault Information Guide.

A valuable resource for information is also available on the Survivors Voices website.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

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