CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, January 3, 2017 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Robert Newey, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Whitby, Ontario, has been charged with sexual assault. Robert Newey was released on a promise to appear and an officer in charge undertaking.

On January 3, 2017, CMTO commenced an investigation into these allegations. CMTO is cooperating with the Durham Regional Police Service in their investigation.

The charges against Robert Newey are described in a news release issued by the Durham Regional Police Service:


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:
Maria Feldman
Communications Specialist
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario