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Massage therapist pleads guilty to battery

Posted at 11:09 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 04:20:41-04

A former massage therapist pled guilty to inappropriately touching a client.

Raymond Smith agreed to a plea deal Tuesday and will pay a fine for a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from the 2014 incident.

A woman told detectives Smith touched her private area during a massage in December 2014. The incident took place at Massage Envy near Powerline and Palmetto Pard roads in West Boca Raton.

Last year, the victim in this criminal case filed a civil lawsuit, which is still pending, against Massage Envy.