Calgary massage therapist responds to further sex assault charges
Published Monday, January 11, 2016 2:12PM MST
Last Updated Monday, January 11, 2016 6:52PM MST
Calgary massage therapist Brad McLellan now faces three additional counts of sexual assault.
On Monday, December 14, 2015, McLellan was arrested and charged following the sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman a few days prior. The woman said the assault had happened during a massage therapy session.
In the days after the story broke, three more women between the ages of 20 and 50 came forward to police with allegations that they too had been assaulted during massage therapy appointments.
McLellan contacted CTV to respond to the additional charges:
"Once again, I want to emphatically state that I am completely innocent of these allegations. I have never had a complaint of any sort against me since I started over 14000 treatments ago. Every treatment I have always asked repeatedly for consent and checked in throughout my treatments to see how my patients are doing. These false allegations have caused extreme duress and I anxiously await the opportunity to prove my innocence," he said.
All of the assaults are alleged to have taken place at Centennial Wellness Clinic on 3rd Avenue S.W. and at Pro Active Health Group on 12th Avenue S.W. between September and December of last year.
An investigation has led to three more counts of sexual assault being laid against McLellan.
Police say the clinics have been cooperative during the investigation.
McLellan will appear in court on all four charges on February 12, 2016.