News: Ex-Massage Envy Therapist on Trial for Molesting a Female County Sheriff’s Deputy
Published on The Palm Beach Post
WEST PALM BEACH — Suffering back pain from the weight of a gun, radio and other items she carries around her waist as a corrections officer, a 32-year-old Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy began going to Massage Envy for relief.
On her third or fourth trip to the national chain’s storefront on Southern Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach, the massage took a disturbing turn, she told a Palm Beach County jury on Wednesday.
Masseur Juan Parra massaged her buttocks, he fondled her breasts and then he touched her genitals, she said.
“I was shocked,” said the Belle Glade woman who has worked as a corrections officer for nearly 10 years. The Palm Beach Post is not identifying her because of the nature of the allegations.
Parra, who has been accused by three women of touching them inappropriately, is the second Massage Envy employee in Palm Beach County to be charged with molesting clients.
Unfortunately, this story is not unique.
Massage Envy, the largest massage chain in America, with more than 20,000 therapists and 1,200 locations, has been and is being, sued by hundreds of women for failing to take appropriate measures when a massage therapist sexually harasses or assaults a client. And that is why Massage Envy is on the Dirty Dozen List.