Q: I'm a massage therapist and I've been accused of indecent assault by 2 coworkers. Will I automatically lose my license?
The Pennsylvania Code indicates that "[a] massage therapist whose conduct constitutes a sexual violation or sexual abuse is subject to immediate temporary suspension . . ." -- but it's unclear if that occurs as soon as a complaint is made (and to whom? police, and/or the State Board of Massage Therapy?) or once a conviction occurs. Generally, look here for more information: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/MassageTherapy/Pages/default.aspx.
Losing your massage therapy license is obviously of great concern, but losing your freedom and/or being placed on a Megan's Law list of sexual offenders for years is arguably worse. You NEED to contact a good criminal defense attorney immediately to begin damage control and to formulate a game plan going forward with these accusations.
My office is in Norristown. If you'd like to discuss your situation, I'd be happy to talk to you offsite. My contact information is contained in my profile here on Justia. Best of luck to you.
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