News: RMT Conduct

Vladimir Savvateikin, RMT: CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, November 15, 2017 –The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Mr. Vladimir Savvateikin, who was arrested and charged with sexual assault in March 2017. Mr. Savvateikin’s criminal trial is scheduled to proceed on January 11 and 12, 2018 at the Brampton Courthouse.

Please see CMTO’s public register here for further details.

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Coel Francis Findlay – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, September 20, 2017 – It has come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Coel Francis Findlay, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Kingston, Ontario, was charged by Kingston Police on September 19, 2017, with sexual assault following a police investigation into his practice as a Massage Therapist.

Coel Francis Findlay has been released on the following bail conditions:

  • Not engage in providing massage services to any person whether for any type of remuneration or not;
  • Not attend his place of employment;
  • Not possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code;
  • Not change his address without prior court approval; and
  • Abstain from communicating either directly or indirectly with the client.

 

Please see CMTO’s public register here for further details.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these allegations, and is in contact with Kingston Police.

Please see the Kingston Police’s news release for additional information.

 

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (“RMTs” or “MTs”) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact: 
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Dumitru Tornea, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) charged with sexual assault

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (“CMTO”) confirms that it is investigating one of its members, Mr. Dumitru Tornea, who was arrested and charged with sexual assault in December 2016.

Mr. Tornea’s criminal trial is scheduled to proceed on December 11 and 12, 2017 at Old City Hall (60 Queen Street West).

Mr. Tornea is currently unable to practise Massage Therapy, or hold himself out as a Registered Massage Therapist, as an interim suspension order has been imposed that prohibits Mr. Tornea from practising.

On October 12, 2017, CMTO issued the following order: “Under the authority of section 25.4(1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c.18, it is the decision of the panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) of the College to impose an interim order directing the Registrar of the College to suspend Mr. Dumitru Tornea’s Certificate of Registration, which order continues in force until it is varied by the ICRC or until the matter is withdrawn, resolved by way of an alternative dispute resolution process or otherwise finally disposed of by a panel of the ICRC, the Discipline Committee or the Fitness to Practise Committee.”

Please see Mr. Tornea’s details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

 

For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Jordan LeFave – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Jordan LeFave, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Kingston, Ontario, has been charged with one count of sexual assault. Jordan LeFave was released on a promise to appear and has signed an undertaking with Kingston Police that he will not practise Massage Therapy on any female clients.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these allegations. CMTO is cooperating with Kingston Police.

Please see Jordan LeFave details on CMTO’s public register for further information.

 

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

Brandon Carter-Teixeira – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, July 10, 2017 – It has come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Brandon Carter-Teixeira, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Brampton, Ontario, was charged by the Peel Regional Police on July 7, 2017 with one count of sexual assault contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Brandon Carter-Teixeira was released from custody on a promise to appear and has signed an undertaking before a Justice of the Peace agreeing that he will:

  1. Not provide Massage Therapy services unless in the direct company of a third party.
  2. Not change addresses without notifying Peel Regional Police.
  3. Not possess (or apply for any authorization to possess) any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code.
  4. Not contact or communicate with the complainant in any way except through legal counsel or attend any place where the complainant is known to frequent except for court appearances.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these charges.  Please see the CMTO’s public register here for further details.

CMTO is cooperating with Peel Regional Police. Please see the Peel Regional Police’s news release for additional information.

 

About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the regulator established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Massage Therapy and to govern the conduct of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in the province of Ontario through the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Massage Therapy Act, 1991. CMTO is dedicated to excellence in protecting the public’s interest, guiding its registrants and promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy.

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For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com

 

Public Register: Your Source for Up-to-Date Information on RMTs in Ontario

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) maintains an up-to-date public register to ensure the public has access to the latest information on every registrant/Registered Massage Therapist (“RMT” or “MT”) in Ontario, including those who are no longer practising. Click on the button below to access CMTO’s public register.

 

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