TORONTO, January 10, 2020 – The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) confirms that it is investigating one of its registrants, Gerard Rodrigues, who was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault (on December 11, 2019, and January 6, 2020). Gerard Rodrigues was practicing in Peterborough, Ontario, and was also charged with one count of assault on January 6, 2020.
CMTO is cooperating with the Peterborough Police Service. Gerard Rodrigues cannot currently practice as CMTO has suspended his Certificate of Registration. 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