A Florida massage therapist who reportedly tried to solicit sexual favors to an undercover officer at the end of his massage was charged with prostitution, and she is now facing consequences to her employment as Florida is considering revoking her license to practice.
62-year-old Mi Suk Suk Bae is employed as a masseuse at the Victoria Spa in Jacksonville and she was apprehended last December when she was accused of offering to end a man’s massage by masturbating him. Bae was not aware that the client was a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office who was working an undercover investigation regarding prostitution that they suspected was taking place in the establishment.
Bae was taken into custody and charged with one count of prostitution, to which she entered a plea of no contest which reduced her charge to breach of peace. She paid court fees and an ordered fine to make restitution.
After the Florida Board of Massage Therapy learned of Bae’s case they determined that further penalty should be considered since they believe she broke the requirements for the standard boundaries toward patients.
Bae is now facing possible backlash to her career which may consist of having her ability to work restricted, suspension of, or completely losing her license to practice massage therapy in the state of Florida.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a crime that could affect your employment license, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.