*For immediate release, Philadelphia
A Pennsylvania massage therapist has just been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a client during a massage. James Deiter, a 63 year old massage therapist, was employed at a Massage Envy Franchising LLC spa located in West Goshen, Chester County. West Goshen is roughly 40 miles outside of Philadelphia. According to a press release by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, the defendant was previously employed at Pathways to Healing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. (http://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/25720)
The alleged incident occurred earlier this month on May 2. The client had several previous appointments with the defendant without incident and even recommended him to friends. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office has alleged that the client was subjected to various acts of sexual abuse on May 2. He has since been arrested and charged with aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault.
Call for Victims to Step Forward & Seek Justice
“It’s my experience that sexual predators often target multiple individuals. I invite anyone who has been subjected to sexual assault by James Deiter to contact my office to discuss a criminal case and potentially a civil lawsuit.” –Brian Kent, Esq.
Philadelphia sexual abuse lawyer and victim advocate, Brian Kent, represents men, women and children who have been the victim of sexual abuse and assault. Mr. Kent is a former sex crimes unit prosecutor who now fights for the rights of crime victims in the civil courts. Since founding Laffey, Bucci & Kent in 2009, he has handled numerous crime victim injury cases including sexual abuse and assault cases against medical professionals.
Mr. Kent is calling for victims to step forward. Anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault by Mr. Deiter is welcome to call the office. You can reach Mr. Kent at (866) 641-0806.
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- Sex Abuse by Medical & Mental Health Professionals in Pennsylvania (February 18, 2014) A Doylestown, Pennsylvania psychiatrist has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing young, female patients; 2 minors and 1 young adult.