Pasco massage therapist suspended for 5 years

Pasco massage therapist suspended for 5 years
Juan Ochoa (Photo courtesy: Kennewick P.D.)

The state suspended a Pasco massage therapist for at least five years.

Back in August the Department of Health charged Juan Ochoa with sexual misconduct after a female patient said his hands were doing a lot more than treating her groin injury.

This isn't the first time Ochoa rubbed the law the wrong way. In 2008 criminal charges were filed in a similar case.

Here's the full release from the Department of Health:

The Department of Health suspended massage practitioner Juan Ochoa  for at least five years based on a criminal conviction for assault with a sexual motivation.

In August 2012 the agency charged Ochoa with sexual misconduct with a female patient and immediately suspended his license. This suspension order completes the legal process.

The Department of Health protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers. The agency establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to people in Washington.