Calgary massage therapist charged with 3 more counts of sexual assault
CALGARY- A Calgary massage therapist is facing three additional counts of sexual assault a month after he was originally charged, police said Monday.
Brad McLellan was charged with the sexual assault of a 25-year-old female patient Dec. 14. Following media coverage, three other women came forward to police with allegations they’d also been sexually assaulted during massage appointments. McLellan now faces four counts of sexual assault.
The women are between 20 and 50 years old. The assaults are alleged to have occurred between September and December 2015, at the Centennial Wellness Clinic (520 3 Avenue S.W.), and the Pro Active Health Group (602 12 Avenue S.W.)
Police previously said McLellan may have also worked for Hockey Canada and the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Games.
The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada confirmed McLellan is a member. The organization said Dec. 17 he was under interim suspension, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Watch below: Global’s previous coverage of sexual assault allegations against Brad McLellan
McLellan is set to appear before court to speak to all charges Feb. 12.
Police encourage all victims of sexual assault (or any crime) to report it to the police.
“The identity of sexual assault victims is protected under law, and anyone who comes forward to police can be assured their identity will not be released publicly,” police said in a release.
Victims can call 911 for crimes in progress or immediately thereafter; the can also contact police at (403) 266-1234 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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