Police charge Peterborough massage therapist with six additional counts of sexual assault

Six new victims come forward after police originally charged 60-year-old Gerard Rodrigues following incidents at local spa

Peterborough Police Service headquarters on Water Street in Peterborough. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)
Peterborough Police Service headquarters on Water Street in Peterborough. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)

Police have charged a 60-year-old Peterborough man with an additional six counts of sexual assault in an ongoing investigation involving incidents at a local spa.

Gerard Sylvester Rodrigues, 60, of Parkhill Road West, had been previously charged with two counts of sexual assault following two incidents that occurred on December 6, 2019, when Rodrigues was employed as a registered massage therapist at a local spa. When police reported the charges laid against Rodrigues, they also indicated there may be additional victims.

Since that time, six new victims have come forward to police.

As a result of that further investigation, Rodrigues attended the Peterborough police station on Friday (January 24), where he was charged with an additional six counts of sexual assault. He is scheduled to appear in court later the same day.

Police have not released the name of the spa where the incidents took place.

This investigation is ongoing and police believe there are further victims. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 ext. 261, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or visit the Crime Stoppers website at stopcrimehere.ca.

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