Chad Drown – Charged in connection to contacting a minor to commit a sexual offence in California

November 1, 2022

TORONTO, October 28, 2022 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating Chad Drown, who, on October 9, 2022, in Kern County, California, was charged with the following felony offences:

  • Communicating with a minor with the intent to commit a sexual act, contrary to section 288.3(a) of the Penal Code of California;
  • Arranging to meet with a minor with the intent to commit a sexual act, contrary to section 288.4(a)(1) of the Penal Code of California; and
  • Going to the arranged meeting place, contrary to section 288.4(b) of the Penal Code of California.

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.

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