TITUSVILLE MASSAGE THERAPIST ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SEX CRIMES; 20 SUSPECTED VICTIMS
On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Titusville Police arrested longtime massage therapist Thomas Gregory Grasso, age 57, of Port St. John, Florida after multiple alleged victims reported incidents of sexual abuse to police. According to Titusville police, one of the alleged victims came forward in early October. During the initial battery investigation, detectives found evidence Grasso committed crimes against 19 more female clients over a period of years after they had been referred to him to get massages for medical reasons.
Grasso has been charged with 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. He was arrested during a traffic stop and booked into the Brevard County Jail with a bond set at $96,000. Additional charges, 43 counts of battery and 14 counts of exposure of sex organs, are being sent to the State Attorney’s Office for reviewe.
In response to three sexual misconduct complaints by clients at Daly Family Chiropractic in Titusville, in November 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of Grasso’s license for flagrantly disregarding the laws and regulations governing massage therapists. The Order prohibits Grasso from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida, and ensures he can no longer pose an immediate, serious danger to the public’s health, welfare and safety.
Grasso has been a licensed massage therapist since January 1993. A Titusville police investigation of the alleged incidents is ongoing.
When clients book a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa will act professionally and expect they are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.
Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at medical offices, spas and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected] for a free consultation.