Orlando massage therapist, Sergio Da Silva Borges, was arrested on May 2, 2022, on a charge that he committed sexual battery on a female client during a spa appointment. According to media reports, a criminal complaint was filed at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office by a woman claiming that Borges sexually assaulted her during two massage appointments. The two incidents occurred at Path Medical, located on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, where she was getting massage therapy after a previous slip and fall accident.
Law enforcement records state that Sergio Da Silva Borges allegedly rubbed up against the woman during one appointment while her daughter was in the room. She didn’t say anything at the time, but the victim video-recorded her massage with Borges during her second therapy appointment. The video revealed that Borges once again touched her inappropriately and tried to force himself on the victim. The police investigators identified Borges in the footage, and Borges admitted the accusations to be true.
Borges is currently in jail on a sexual battery charge with no bond. Borges got his degree in Spain and worked as a Physiotherapist in Brazil until 2016. He then moved to the US and got his massage therapist license in September 2020.
When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life or for rehabilitation. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa 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 assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at various massage salons and spas. 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 for massage clients at [email protected] for a free consultation.