Due to sexual misconduct allegations, a Yakima massage therapist is suspended.

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40-year-old Jesus Bautista Rodriguez is accused of sexually assaulting a client in 2021. The client told the spa owner and Rodriguez was fired from the facility. According to a statement from the Washington State Department of Health:

State health officials suspended the license of Yakima County massage therapist Jesus Bautista Rodriguez (MA60736453) pending further legal action.

Rodriguez allegedly exhibited a pattern of sexual misconduct against clients. Rodriguez has been charged with third-degree rape in Yakima County Superior Court.

Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to the rape charge.

During the suspension, Rodriguez cannot practice as a massage therapist in Washington. He has 21 days from January 31st to contest the charges against him.

After the incident was reported, 4 other women have come forward accusing Rodriguez of sexual misconduct. You can read more from our Fox 11 news partners, here.

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