UPDATE: Massage therapist at Brampton clinic facing sex assault charges is already under investigation for sex abuse, misconduct

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(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)

CORRECTION: The original version of this story, published Oct. 20, 2015, stated the suspect was arrested at the Complete Rehab Centre at 10095 Bramalea Rd., Unit B7. The man was not arrested at this address. The QEW South Post regrets the error.

BY KELLY ROCHE
A 50-year-old registered massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting three women at a Brampton clinic is already being investigated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for sex abuse and misconduct allegations.
“It’s believed he worked as a massage therapist in Toronto,” said Peel Regional Police spokeswoman Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick.
A man was arrested around 10:30 Monday morning after cops received complaints from three female clients.
The suspect worked at the Complete Rehab Centre at 10095 Bramalea Rd., Unit B7.
Alleged incidents took place between July 16 and August 20, 2015 and were first reported to Peel cops two months ago.
The special victims unit is investigating and police are looking for more victims.
Zaisheng (Frank) Ling of no fixed address has been arrested and is facing three counts of sexual assault. A bail hearing was scheduled today in Brampton.
A person by the same name is listed online as a registered massage therapist (RMT) at ‘bodyone clinic + spa’ at 688 Richmond St. W. in Toronto.
According to the CMTO’s database, Ling became registered on November 15, 2013, with Toronto’s Osteo Tuina clinic at 403 Dundas St. W. listed as the primary location.
Ling is facing internal action for allegations of sexual abuse, contravening a standard of practice, and disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct.
A disciplinary file from April 16, 2015 is open, with a hearing date pending.
“We would like to emphasize that the mandate of the College is to ensure that the public interest is placed at the core of all CMTO activities,” said spokeswoman Megan Mueller via an emailed statement Tuesday.
“This means that the focus is maintained on consumer needs, including the right to the provision of high-quality, safe and ethical healthcare and that massage therapists are held accountable for the care they provide to the public of Ontario.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3460 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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