Matthew Lessard – CMTO Confirms Investigation into Sexual Assault Charges

TORONTO, January 2, 2019 – It has recently come to the attention of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) that Matthew Lessard, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), has been charged with two counts of sexual assault on December 6, 2018, and an additional three counts of sexual assault on December 21, 2018.

CMTO has commenced an investigation into these allegations and is cooperating with the Ottawa Police Service.

Please see Mr. Lessard’s 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.
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For more information, contact:
Angie Brennand
Director, Policy and Communications
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
angie.brennand@cmto.com