Charges of sexual assault laid against massage clinic operator

Merritt, BC – The Merritt RCMP are continuing their investigation into allegations of sexual assaults occurring at a local massage therapy business, after multiple victims came forward. Investigators are seeking to confirm whether other victims exist.

The Merritt RCMP initiated a criminal investigation in October 2017, stemming from complaints being received from clients at A&M Holistic Wellness in Merritt. To date, 55 year old Michael Albert JOLLY of Merritt is facing 4 counts of sexual assault sec 271 ccc, stemming from alleged incidents that occurred in September and October 2017, involving 4 separate victims. Victims reported being sexually assaulted by Jolly while receiving massage treatments at A&M Holistic Wellness.

“A publication ban is in effect to protect the identity of the victims involved. We are taking the steps however, to advise the public of the continuance of our investigation, in order to establish whether we have other victims who have not come forward to date or not,” Stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.

Anyone with information regarding this matter or whom may have been a victim of an assault of this nature are asked to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.

Police File # 2017-66777

Merritt RCMP

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