Massage therapist charged with sex abuse and invasion of privacy for inappropriate touching

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A Salem area massage therapist, Bryce Cioffi, has been charged with 26 counts of sex abuse in the third degree and 13 counts of invasion of personal privacy after a string of alleged inappropriate touching and viewing incidents involving his clients.  His arrest was made public on February 19, 2014, and since that time at least six additional people have come forward with similar accusations.

Mr. Cioffi appeared in Marion County Circuit Court on February 24, 2014 and bail was set at $140,000.  Additionally, Mr. Cioffi has voluntarily surrendered his massage license to the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists and is currently the subject of further investigation. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any additional victims.

This story originally appeared in the Statesman Journal and can be found here:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20140225/NEWS/302250017/

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20140302/NEWS/303020077/Telling-difference-between-massage-inappropriate-touching

If you are the victim of inappropriate touching, viewing or sexual abuse you may have a civil claim against the offending party in addition to any criminal proceedings relating to the incident.  You should seek the advice of an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights and help you recover damages to compensate you for your pain and suffering.