A Canberra therapeutic massage therapist has been discovered responsible of committing an act of indecency after he massaged a girl’s breasts throughout a remedy session.
Timothy Van Eyle had solely been a therapeutic massage therapist for 3 weeks on the time of the offence, which happened two years in the past.
The ACT Magistrates Courtroom heard Van Eyle had requested the lady if she would love a chest therapeutic massage.
However the lady mentioned she was not anticipating what adopted and was left in shock.
“I didn’t count on it to incorporate breasts and nipples,” she mentioned.
“It was not touching in passing.”
The girl mentioned she didn’t visibly see what Van Eyle was doing, however she might really feel it.
Van Eyle denied any sexual intent, saying he thought the lady needed her breasts massaged as a result of she had pulled down the drape exposing herself.
He mentioned he performed the therapeutic massage in the same method to the best way a scalp therapeutic massage can be achieved.
However Van Eyle additionally admitted that breast therapeutic massage had not been taught throughout his course at CIT.
Justice of the Peace Jane Campbell mentioned the absence of coaching urged that therapeutic massage in that space was not achieved.
She additionally dismissed his declare that the lady had uncovered her breasts by transferring the sheet down, saying that was implausible.
“He knew massaging breasts wouldn’t be a part of a full-body therapeutic massage,” she instructed the court docket.
Justice of the Peace Campbell has launched Van Eyle on bail.
He’s anticipated to be sentenced in June.
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