Oscar Ojeda, the former lead massage therapist at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida is facing criminal charges after a female client reported that he touched her genitals during a massage in April, 2021. Oscar Ojeda, age 39, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery for incidents involving two separate clients.
According to law enforcement records, a woman came to the spa at the Biltmore Hotel for a deep tissue massage. During the massage appointment, Ojeda groped her upper thigh and her genitals several times. After the massage ended, the woman reported the alleged sexual assault to the hotel staff.
However, according to police reports, this is not the first time a woman reported Ojeda’s sexual misconduct to Biltmore staff. Two other women accused the massage therapist of unwanted sexual touching during their massages in 2017 and 2020. Police say out of the three known allegations, prosecutors were only able to file charges in two of them due to statute of limitations.
In its response, the Biltmore Hotel released a statement, calling Ojeda a former employee. Ojeda, licensed in 2011, still has his license, as Florida’s Department of Health has not announced an update.
Updates on Oscar Ojeda
After his surrender on May 13, the Coral Gables Police department transferred Oscar Ojeda to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, sources say. He was released on a $3,000 bond. His preliminary hearing will be on Nov. 3.
All massage therapists in Florida are licensed by the Florida Department of Health. If your massage therapist makes any sexual contact with you, it is a violation of professional ethics and may be a crime. In addition to reporting misconduct to law enforcement, if this incident occurs in Florida, you should also lodge a complaint with the Department of Health at this website: https://www.flhealthcomplaint.gov
If you have been a victim of sexual assault during a massage at any spa or massage business, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected]