CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Allegations

TORONTO, October 25, 2016 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Luis Bernal, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Sudbury, Ontario, has been charged with seven counts of sexual assault. CMTO has appointed an investigator, and has commenced an investigation into these allegations.  CMTO is also cooperating with the Greater Sudbury Police on their investigation of the same matter.

Transparency is paramount at CMTO. Upholding these values involves balancing the principles of public protection and accountability with fairness and privacy. CMTO makes as much information available to the public as is permitted by legislation.

Members of the public can look up any RMT in Ontario on CMTO’s public register. This contains up-to-date information on every RMT or registrant in the province, including those who are no longer practising:


About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
CMTO is the not-for-profit organization established by the provincial government to regulate 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