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Massage therapist accused of molesting girl walks out of jail

Police: Cristian Mauricio Ramirez, 39, had been hired to perform massages for entire family

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A massage therapist who was hired to perform massages for a Miami-Dade County family last week was arrested Wednesday on accusations that he molested one of the family members -- a 14-year-old girl. He walked out of jail on Thursday night.

According to an arrest report, Cristian Mauricio Ramirez, 39, was massaging the victim when he began to fondle her breast and vagina under her clothes.

Police said the victim’s age was verified by her mother and Ramirez was located at his home and taken to a police station for questioning.

According to authorities, Ramirez told detectives he massaged the teen’s legs close to her private area and may have touched her vagina.

Cristian Mauricio Ramirez. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation)

He was arrested on one count of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child.

Ramirez appeared in bond court Thursday, at which time Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer ordered him to stay away from the victim.

“I’m also going to add that you cannot perform any massages on any children,” she said.

Ramirez was ordered held in lieu of a $7,500 bond.

Records show Ramirez has no prior complaints since he got licensed to be a massage therapist in Florida five years ago.

Investigators are asking anyone with further information or who may have been a victim of Ramirez to contact the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Victims Bureau at 305-715-3300.


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