TITUSVILLE MASSAGE THERAPIST ACCUSED OF COMMITTING SEX CRIMES AGAINST 19 CLIENTS
December 3, 2020
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A massage therapist was charged Thursday after being accused of committing sex crimes against his clients, according to the Titusville Police Department.
Titusville police said the cases involve at least 19 potential victims over the past decade.
Thomas Grasso didn’t have anything to say to Channel 9 as he was escorted to the Brevard County Jail.
Grasso was initially arrested in October on a charge of battery and indecent exposure from a woman who was receiving massages once a week from Grasso for medical reasons.
The woman became suspicious of Grasso and decided to record one of their sessions.
In the video, Grasso could be seen exposing himself several times while out of the view of his client, according to police.
As a result of that investigation, at least 19 potential victims came forward, reporting incidents that spanned over a decade.
Grasso was charged Thursday on two counts of sexual battery, two counts of battery, two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of an elderly person and one count of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.
“This about as egregious as it gets,” said Sgt. Timothy Werring. “Someone you put faith in, you want to believe has your best interests at heart. To exploit these victims in this way is horrible; he should be held to the fullest extent of the law.”
Additional charges for Grasso are being sent to the state attorney’s office for review.
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