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Largo massage therapist arrested for sexual battery

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Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office have arrested a licensed massage therapist for sexual battery after they say he inappropriately touched a female client during a session.

Deputies say they arrested 36-year-old Ronald Bruinius at about 7:30 p.m. on Monday night at his business, Ronnie's Body Work Massage in Largo and he has been charged with one count of sexual battery.

Detectives say they began investigating the case on Nov. 19 after the 53-year-old victim reported the crime.

Officials say the crime happened on July 24 when Bruinius touched the victim inappropriately during a massage session.

Investigators say the victim told detectives that she bought a total of five massages from a Groupon special. Detectives say she said she had no issues during the first two massages, but on the third Bruinius quickly touched her in an inappropriate manner.

Investigators say the victim did not confront Bruinius at the time as she thought it might be a mistake, but when she went back for a fifth session, she said Bruinius touched her in a sexual manner and she quickly ended the session.

Detectives say there may be other victims are asking anyone with any information on Bruinius is asked o call the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

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