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Penticton massage therapist disciplined for sexual misconduct

Jesse Brown, pictured in this undated photo from LinkedIn, has admitted he engaged in a personal, romantic and sexual relationship with a patient, including sexual relations in a treatment room, according to the College of Massage Therapists of B.C.
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December 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

PENTICTON – A massage therapist has been fined and is giving up his registration with the provincial governing body after admitting to sexual misconduct with patients at his Penticton clinic.

Jesse Brown has admitted that between November 2010 and June 2016 he engaged in a personal, romantic and sexual relationship with a patient, including sexual relations in a treatment room, according to a complaint outcome document posted by the College of Massage Therapists of B.C.

The document says he also “engaged in inappropriate communications with female patients, including personal and sexually suggestive conversations in and out of the treatment room, offered and consumed alcohol with a patient in the treatment room and disclosed private information to the patients concerning other patients.”

The college says Brown attempted to mislead investigators by falsifying text messages from one of the patients.

A formal discipline hearing was scheduled, but Brown made his admissions before it took place.

Brown will resign his registration with the college as of Jan. 31, 2018 and won’t be eligible for reinstatement until December 2047, effectively ending his career as a registered massage therapist.

He has also been ordered to pay costs of $13,200 to the college.

Earlier this month, Michael Albert Jolly, 55, was charged in connection to several allegations of sexual assault at his massage therapy business in Merritt.

The charges involve four victims who say they were sexually assaulted while receiving massages at A&M Holistic Wellness.


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