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St. Catharines massage therapist charged with sexual assault

Alleged incident occurred at a Niagara Falls massage clinic in June
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In June 2021, the Niagara Regional Police Service received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a registered massage clinic and wellness centre in the area of Dunn Street and Drummond Road in the City of Niagara Falls. The alleged offence occurred during a scheduled massage therapy appointment.

On Aug. 6, 2021, detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit arrested and charged Todd Bennett (49 years) of St. Catharines with one count of sexual assault, contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Bennett was held in custody and attended a bail hearing via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on Aug. 6, 2021.

Investigators believe there may be additional complainants and are asking anyone who has information to contact them. Individuals and witnesses with further information are encouraged to contact detectives of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-688-4111, ext. 1009363.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.