CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charge

TORONTO, December 21, 2016 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Dumitru Tornea, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) practising Massage Therapy in Toronto, Ontario, has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

On December 20, 2016, CMTO appointed an investigator, and has commenced an investigation into these allegations. CMTO is cooperating with the Toronto Police Service in their investigation.

The charges against Dumitru Tornea are described in a news release issued by the Toronto 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: 

Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario