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Massage therapist convicted of sexual assault

By: Jordan Ross

Posted: 08/14/2018 8:00 AM

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A Blumenort man sexually touched multiple clients without their consent during massage therapy appointments at his home-based business, a provincial court judge ruled Monday in Winnipeg.

Kenneth Klass Wall was convicted of four counts of sexual assault in connection with incidents that occurred between May and September 2014.

Wall was also convicted of breaching a no-contact order on Nov. 3, 2014, one day after his initial arrest.

Judge Carena Roller found insufficient evidence to convict him of an additional three counts of sexual assault dating from 2014 back to 2010, and one count of sexual interference from 2014.

The verdict followed a three-week trial in June 2017 that heard testimony from nine witnesses, including seven female complainants and Wall himself, Roller said.

A publication ban protects the identities of the complainants, who were patients of Ken’s Massage.

Attired in dark jeans and a black t-shirt, Wall listened to the verdict surrounded by about a dozen supporters.

A sentencing date has not yet been set. In the meantime, Wall will be allowed to remain in the community, but was ordered to surrender his passport to Steinbach RCMP by Monday evening.

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