TORONTO, January 24, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Gerard Rodrigues, who has been charged with six (6) additional counts of sexual assault. Details about the additional charges are available on CMTO’s public register.
Gerard Rodrigues is not currently able to practice Massage Therapy in Ontario. As the result of ongoing CMTO investigations, Gerard Rodrigues’ Certificate of Registration was suspended in January 2020. CMTO is continuing its investigations, and is cooperating with the Peterborough Police Service.
Please see Gerard Rodrigues’ 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.
For more information, contact:
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario