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Merritt massage clinic operator facing multiple sex assault charges

Michael Jolly, 55, has been charged with sexual assault in connection to several complaints from massage clients.
December 14, 2017 - 2:30 PM

MERRITT – Charges have been laid against a 55-year-old Merritt man in connection to several allegations of sexual assault at a massage therapy business in Merritt.

RCMP say other victims may be out there and have not yet spoken to police.

Police began the investigation into the multiple allegations of sexual assault from clients at A&M Holistic Wellness in Merritt in October 2017, according to an RCMP media release.

Michael Albert Jolly, 55, is facing four counts of sexual assault that are alleged to have happened in September and October. The charges involve four victims who say they were assaulted while receiving massages at the clinic.

The court has imposed a publication ban to protect the identity of the victims, police say.

“We are taking the steps however, to advise the public of the continuance of our investigation, in order to establish whether we have other victims who have not come forward to date or not,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in the release.

Anyone with information regarding this matter, or whom may have been a victim of an assault of this nature, are asked to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.

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